|Year : 1999 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 202--5
Pyogenic brain abscess managed by repeated elective aspiration.
US Srinivasan, R Gajendran, MJ Joseph
Department of Neurosurgery, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore, 641041, India., India
37 cases of capsular stage of brain abscess based upon CT scan staging were treated by repeated elective aspiration through a burr hole and intracavitary application of antibiotics on alternate days, till two consecutive negative aspirations were obtained. A combination of furosemide and antibiotics in multiple doses were also given. The mortality rate was 2.7% and the morbidity rate 8.3%. Corticosteroids were not used in the management of brain abscess. Thus, repeated elective aspiration was found to be an effective mode of surgical management of brain abscess.
U S Srinivasan
Department of Neurosurgery, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore, 641041, India.
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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