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HISTOPATHOLOGY SECTION - CASE REPORT
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 49-50

Brainstem abscess: The nonsurgical management


Department of Neurosurgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

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R Gupta
Department of Neurosurgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.40395

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The brainstem is an unusual location for a pyogenic abscess. Stereotactic aspiration or microsurgical drainage may be required in antibiotic refractory cases. Prolonged antibiotic therapy, along with symptomatic treatment may provide successful outcome. We report a case of cerebellar and brainstem abscess, managed successfully with prolonged antibiotic administration.


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