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357 Possible Causes for Subdural Empyema

  • Sinusitis

    The location where subdural empyema may appear is a challenge in diagnosis and treatment.[] The authors describe a case of previously healthy 16-y-old child with unilateral subdural empyema due to these bacteria.[] Treatment included simultaneous removal of inflammatory focal points in the paranasal sinuses and drainage of cerebral and epidural abscesses and subdural empyemas under the[]

  • Acute Sinusitis

    Additional interventions consisted of endoscopic sinus surgery, subdural empyema drainage, and orbital decompression.[] RESULTS: One hundred four patients were reviewed with the following complications: orbital cellulitis (51), orbital abscesses (44), epidural empyemas (7), subdural empyemas[] empyema cerebral abscess[]

  • Skull Fracture

    William Henry Battle (1855-1936) practiced medicine in England 1 century ago and is primarily remembered for his description of ecchymosis over the mastoid, which indicates fracture of the skull base. Although Mr. Battle made many contributions to medicine, almost nothing exists in the literature regarding his life and[…][]

  • Subdural Empyema

    Subdural empyema is a collection of pus that accumulates in the space between the dura mater and arachnoid mater.[] Subdural empyema is a known disease entity; however, calcified subdural empyema is uncommon.[] We present a 15-year-old boy with infratentorial subdural empyema.[]

  • Penetrating Head Injury

    It can even occur as a result of an infection to the brain caused by blunt trauma (subdural empyema).[]

  • Bacterial Meningitis

    Subdural empyema : Sometimes pus collects under the outer layer (dura mater) of the meninges, causing a subdural empyema.[] The only recurrence was 10 weeks after antibiotics were stopped ( E coli meningitis treated initially for 54 days for ventriculitis and subdural empyema with sterile CSF on[] Subdural empyema : A surgeon may have to drain the pus to ensure a successful recovery. If treated early, most people with meningitis recover well.[]

  • Empyema

    In other cases, subdural empyema can stem from an ear infection or blood infection. A head injury or head surgery can also lead to subdural empyema.[] empyema, pachymeningitis interna, purulent pachymeningitis, subdural abscess, parafalcine subdural empyema, and posterior fossa subdural empyema.[] They describe the case of a 14-year-old boy with sinusitis and bifrontal subdural empyema who underwent transsphenoidal exploration at an outside hospital.[]

  • Intracranial Abscess

    Ten children presented with subdural empyema and nine had brain abscess. Sinusitis was present in 14 children, and dental abscess in two.[] (1 with single brain abscess, 1 with multiloculated brain abscesses, 2 with brain abscess and subdural empyema, 1 with brain abscess, subdural empyema, and epidural empyema[] The two most common types of sinusitis-related intracranial complications were subdural empyema ( n 7) and sphenoiditis ( n 3).[]

  • Frontal Sinusitis

    These complications include cavernous sinus thrombosis, orbital infection, meningitis, and subdural empyema.[] A review of recent experiences with fulminating frontal sinusitis and its intracranial complications such as subdural empyema, brain abscess, epidural abscess, and meningitis[] This review includes children with subgaleal abscess and osteomyelitis of the frontal bone, subdural empyema, frontal lobe abscess, meningitis, and encephalitis.[]

  • Brain Abscess

    . : Subdural empyema: A review of 29 cases. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 1964 ;27: 422 - 434. Google Scholar Crossref Medline ISI Kubik CS, Adams RD : Subdural empyema.[] Moreover, intracranial abscess formation owing to E. coli, including brain abscesses and subdural empyema formation, is extremely rare.[] Google Scholar Medline Galbraith JG, Barr VW : Epidural abscess and subdural empyema. Adv Neurol 1974 ;6: 257 - 267.[]

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