[A case of cerebral putaminal hemorrhage complicating a brain abscess proved by craniotomy].
ABSTRACT A 40-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of consciousness disturbance, dysarthria and numbness in his right hand. Computed tomography of the head showed a cerebral hemorrhage of the left putamen. The patient was judged to have an indication of operation, and frontal craniotomy to evacuate hematoma was performed. During the operation, massive whitish pus flowed out at the time of surgery. Therefore, hemorrhage into a brain abscess was diagnosed. We reported this unique and interesting case whose brain abscess could not be differentiated from an ordinary hypertensive putaminal hemorrhage based on clinical findings and CT image. This diagnosis was not made until the patient was operated on through a craniotomy.
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ABSTRACT: Brain abscess is a rare but very dangerous neurosurgical lesion. Prompt diagnosis and emergency surgical evacuation are the hallmarks of therapy. Brain abscess following ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke is a rare entity. These cases are often preceded by episodes of bacteremia, sepsis, and local infection. The authors report the case of a 30-year-old woman who presented with a cerebral abscess at the site of a recent intraparenchymal hemorrhage.Neurosurgical FOCUS 06/2008; 24(6):E12. DOI:10.3171/FOC/2008/24/6/E12 · 2.14 Impact Factor