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Unilateral hearing loss in a 94-year-old patient.

Age Ageing 2019 Feb 6. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Department of Geratology, John Radcliffe Hospital Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford, UK.

A case report of a 94-year-old, previously well male patient who presented with fever thought to be caused by community acquired pneumonia, new unilateral hearing loss and reduced consciousness. Despite antibiotic treatment he continued to deteriorate. Brain imaging with computer tomography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a left otomastoiditis with osteomyelitis of the skull base, associated with an adjacent subdural empyema. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afz003DOI Listing
February 2019
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Outcome of Primary Bone Fragment Replacement in Pediatric Patients with Depressed Skull Fracture.

Pediatr Neurosurg 2019 Jan 23:1-8. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

Department of Neurosurgery, Gaziantep Medical Park Hospital, Gaziantep, Turkey.

Objective: To evaluate pediatric patients who were operated with the diagnosis of depressed skull fracture.

Methods: The records of pediatric patients who presented with traumatic head injury to multicenter neurosurgery clinics between 2002 and 2018 and who were operated with a diagnosis of depressed skull fracture were retrospectively reviewed. All of the patients underwent primary bone fragment replacement operation, and the patients' own bone flaps were used to repair depressed skull fractures in all of them. Read More

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https://www.karger.com/Article/FullText/495807
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000495807DOI Listing
January 2019
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Case report of Actinomyces turicensis meningitis as a complication of purulent mastoiditis.

BMC Infect Dis 2018 Dec 20;18(1):686. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

Semmelweis University, Institute of Medical Microbiology, Budapest, Hungary.

Background: Central nervous system (CNS) infections caused by Actinomyces spp. including brain abscess, actinomycoma, subdural empyema and epidural abscess are well described, however reports of Actinomyces-associated meningitis are scarcely reported.

Case Report: We present the case of a 43-year-old Hungarian male patient with poor socioeconomic status who developed acute bacterial meningitis caused by Actinomyces turicensis originating from the left side mastoiditis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-018-3610-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6302302PMC
December 2018
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Interhemispheric Subdural Empyema Secondary to Sinusitis in an Adolescent Girl.

Chin Med J (Engl) 2018 Dec;131(24):2989-2990

Department of Neurology, The Affiliated Hospital of Jiujiang University, Jiujiang, Jiangxi 332000, China.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0366-6999.247213DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6302645PMC
December 2018
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Subdural empyema complicated with intracranial hemorrhage in a postradiotherapy nasopharyngeal carcinoma patient: A case report and review of literature.

World J Clin Cases 2018 Nov;6(14):825-829

Department of Neurosurgery, First Affiliated Hospital of Shantou University Medical College, Shantou 515041, Guangdong Province, China.

The prevalence of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is higher in southern China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan than in other areas in the world. Radiotherapy is an important part of treatment for NPC patients, especially those with stage III/IV disease. Subdural empyema is a rare but life-threatening complication in postradiotherapy NPC patients which should be paid more attention. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.12998/wjcc.v6.i14.825DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6265000PMC
November 2018
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Septicemia, Meningitis and Bilateral Subdural Empyema in an Infant Caused by Staphylococcus aureus.

Mymensingh Med J 2018 Oct;27(4):898-903

Dr Shameem Ahmed, Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon, Department of Neurosurgery, Apollo Hospitals (Unit: International Hospital), Guwahati , India.

Staphylococcus aureus is a global bacterial pathogen. It is an uncommon pathogen causing central nervous system infections, accounting for <1% cases of bacterial meningitis. Sinusitis, trauma and presence of an intracranial device have been reported as risk factors for developing meningitis and brain abscesses. Read More

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October 2018
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Long-Term Follow-Up of a Patient with Spondylodiscitis after Laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexy: An Unusual Complication with a Review of the Literature.

Urol Int 2018 Nov 28:1-5. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Urogynecology, Istanbul University, Istanbul Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey.

Sacrocolpopexy is the gold standard treatment for apical compartment prolapse with reported success rates of 78-100%. Spondylodiscitis is a rare complication of sacrocolpopexy and includes a spectrum of spinal infections such as discitis, osteomyelitis, epidural abscess, meningitis, subdural empyema, and spinal cord abscess. Here we report a case of spondylodiscitis following laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy with long-term follow-up and discuss management of spondylodiscitis after abdominal sacrocolpopexy, with a review of the literature. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000494370DOI Listing
November 2018
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Lawsonella clevelandensis causing spinal subdural empyema.

Br J Neurosurg 2018 Nov 19:1-3. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

a Departments of Paediatric Neurosurgery , Queen's Medical Centre , Nottingham , UK.

Lawsonella clevelandensis is a recently described species and genus of bacterium in the Corynebacterineae suborder which is Gram-stain positive, partially acid-fast and anaerobic. Very few cases of human infection due to this organism are described and here we seek to add to the limited medical literature. We report the case of a 2-year-old girl who presented with an infected spinal dermoid cyst secondary to Lawsonella clevelandensis which required surgical drainage and a long course of antibiotics. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02688697.2018.1540767DOI Listing
November 2018
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Treatment-refractory Escherichia coli subdural empyema caused by infection of a chronic subdural hematoma in an infant.

Childs Nerv Syst 2018 Nov 16. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Introduction: Subdural empyema (SDE) is a neurosurgical emergency that is typically treated with surgical drainage, either by burr hole or by craniotomy. Escherichia coli is an uncommon cause of SDE and is associated with infection of a pre-existing subdural hematoma.

Case Report: We report the case of an otherwise healthy, immunocompetent 4-month-old infant girl with an E. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00381-018-4003-7DOI Listing
November 2018
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Subdural empyema case report of a rare disease with a high mortality.

Rozhl Chir 2018 ;97(6):279-285

Subdural empyema is a rare purulent intracranial infection. Outcome is dependent on the preoperative level of consciousness, therefore an early diagnosis and urgent neurosurgical intervention are necessary. Mortality of subdural empyema remains high, ranging from 6% to 15%. Read More

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January 2018
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Neurological Complications in Young Infants With Acute Bacterial Meningitis.

Front Neurol 2018 24;9:903. Epub 2018 Oct 24.

College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan.

We aimed to evaluate the occurrence, treatment, and outcomes of neurological complications after bacterial meningitis in young infants. A case series study from a retrospective cohort from two tertiary-level medical centers in Taiwan between 2007 and 2016 was conducted. Eighty-five young infants aged < 90 days with bacterial meningitis were identified. Read More

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https://www.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fneur.2018.00903
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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2018.00903DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6207629PMC
October 2018
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Bilateral subdural empyemas with meningitis secondary to acute barosinusitis.

Eur Ann Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Dis 2018 Dec 15;135(6):457-459. Epub 2018 Oct 15.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, 50 Seongan-ro, 05355 Gangdong-gu, Seoul, Korea. Electronic address:

Introduction: Intracranial complications of acute rhinosinusitis are rare, but may turn life-threatening.

Case Summary: We report a healthy 30-year-old male who complained of frontal headache, which developed while on a plane. A brain CT showed a low-density lesion on the left frontal convexity with right maxillary and ethmoid sinusitis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anorl.2018.03.006DOI Listing
December 2018
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Oyster Calcification of Infected Bone Flap: A Rare Complication.

Asian J Neurosurg 2018 Jul-Sep;13(3):797-799

Department of Neurosurgery, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.

An extremely rare case of chronic epidural empyema after cranioplasty is presented. It derives its extreme rareness from its association with calcification. This patient when presented to our department had a complaint of swelling with on and off discharging sinus for 2 months adjacent to old incision scar mark. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ajns.AJNS_237_16DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6159056PMC
October 2018
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Subdural Empyema.

Can J Neurol Sci 2018 09;45(5):566-567

1Department of Medicine,Division of Neurology,University of British Columbia,Vancouver,British Columbia,Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/cjn.2018.67DOI Listing
September 2018
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[Headache: consider cavernous sinus thrombophlebitis].

Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 2018 08 16;162. Epub 2018 Aug 16.

Radboudumc, afd. Radiologie, Nijmegen.

A 38-year-old woman presented with a 1-week history of progressive headache and acute onset of left-sided hemiparesis. Neurological examination showed bradyphrenia and intermittent left hemiparesis. Brain neuroimaging revealed cavernous sinus thrombosis, subdural empyema, pathological vessel-wall enhancement of the right middle cerebral artery and ischaemia in the right striatum. Read More

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August 2018
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Massive subdural empyema.

Oxf Med Case Reports 2018 Sep 25;2018(9):omy065. Epub 2018 Aug 25.

Department of Imaging, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia.

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https://academic.oup.com/omcr/article/doi/10.1093/omcr/omy06
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/omcr/omy065DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6109192PMC
September 2018
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Imaging findings in the progression of a giant cell glioblastoma.

Radiol Case Rep 2018 Oct 14;13(5):1007-1011. Epub 2018 Aug 14.

The University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Blvd., Galveston, TX 77555, USA.

First described in 1909, giant cell glioblastoma (GC) is a histologic variant of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) that accounts for 1% of cases of primary GBM. It is characterized by a predominance of bizarre giant cells with abundant eosinophilic cytoplasm, and may portend an improved prognosis over classic GBM. Due to the rarity of GC, there is a paucity of reports that describe its associated radiologic findings. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.radcr.2018.07.010DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6097408PMC
October 2018
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Pyogenic brain abscess and subdural empyema: presentation, management, and factors predicting outcome.

Infection 2018 Dec 27;46(6):785-792. Epub 2018 Jul 27.

Department of Infection and Tropical Medicine, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Queen Victoria Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4LP, UK.

Purpose: To describe the presentation and management of bacterial brain abscess and subdural empyema in adults treated at two tertiary centers. In addition, to identify factors that may predict a poor clinical outcome.

Methods: A retrospective analysis of data obtained from clinical records was performed, followed by multivariate regression analysis of patient and treatment-related factors. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s15010-018-1182-9DOI Listing
December 2018
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[Subdural Empyema Caused by Propionibacterium Acnes after Burr-Hole Surgery of Chronic Subdural Hematoma:A Case Report].

No Shinkei Geka 2018 07;46(7):623-628

Department of Neurosurgery, Saiseikai Nagasaki Hospital.

A 63-year old man with fever, headache, aphasia, and right hemiparesis was admitted to our hospital one month after the initial burr-hole surgery for left chronic subdural hematoma. Computed tomography(CT)revealed no regrowth of residual subdural hematoma. However, on the basis of the findings from magnetic resonance imaging(MRI)with diffusion-weighted images(DWI), an infection due to residual subdural hematoma was suspected. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11477/mf.1436203780DOI Listing
July 2018
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Subdural empyema in children.

Childs Nerv Syst 2018 Oct 16;34(10):1881-1887. Epub 2018 Jul 16.

Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Bai Jerbai Wadia hospital for Children, Parel, Mumbai, India.

Background: Subdural empyema denotes the collection of purulent material in the subdural spaceand is commonly seen in infants and older children. In infants, the most common cause is bacterialmeningitis. In older children, sinusitis and otitis media are usually the source for subdural empyema. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00381-018-3907-6DOI Listing
October 2018
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Neurologic Emergencies in Pediatric Patients Including Accidental and Nonaccidental Trauma.

Neuroimaging Clin N Am 2018 Aug;28(3):453-470

Department of Radiology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Jackson Memorial Hospital, 1611 Northwest 12th Avenue, Suite WW279, Miami, FL 33136, USA.

This article summarizes common neurologic emergencies presenting in pediatric patients. Imaging techniques and appearances of specific conditions are detailed, including pearls and pitfalls for each presentation. Specific attention is given to differential diagnoses that can serve as mimickers of pediatric neurologic emergencies. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nic.2018.03.007DOI Listing
August 2018
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Intensive care resources required to care for critically ill children with focal intracranial infections.

J Neurosurg Pediatr 2018 Oct 13;22(4):453-461. Epub 2018 Jul 13.

Division of Critical Care Medicine, Nationwide Children's Hospital.

The authors reviewed cases in which children with a focal infection inside the head (ex: a brain abscess) were cared for in their pediatric ICU to describe the frequency of complications and quantify the ICU resources needed (ex: breathing tube, blood pressure medications, and/or an intracranial pressure monitor). This information helps clarify illness severity and has identified complications that we should further investigate to improve care for these children. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3171/2018.4.PEDS17715DOI Listing
October 2018
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Cranially Migrated Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt in Patient with Bilateral Subdural Empyema.

J Coll Physicians Surg Pak 2018 Jul;28(7):572-573

Department of Neurosurgery, Valley Medical Complex, Abbottabad.

A right-sided ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt was placed in patient with congenital hydrocephalous in the first month of life. Three-month review visit showed no improvement and after evaluation and computerised tomogram (CT) scan brain, another VP shunt was placed on the left side without handling the previous right sided VP shunt. Patient did not improve and again presented with fever and fits. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.29271/jcpsp.2018.07.572DOI Listing
July 2018
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Pediatric infratentorial subdural empyema: A case report.

Surg Neurol Int 2018 24;9:104. Epub 2018 May 24.

Department of Neurosurgery, Children's Hospital 'Aghia Sofia', Athens, Greece.

Background: Infratentorial subdural empyemas in children are extremely rare and potentially lethal intracranial infections. Delay in diagnosis and therapy is associated with increased morbidity and mortality.

Case Description: A 4-year-old boy presented with cerebellar signs following a failed treatment of otitis media. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/sni.sni_394_17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5991265PMC
May 2018
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Infected subdural hematoma caused by .

J Rural Med 2018 May 29;13(1):86-88. Epub 2018 May 29.

Department of Neurosurgery, Tochigi Medical Center Shimotsuga, Japan.

Both infected subdural hematoma (ISH) and infections are rare in humans. is a motile, facultative anaerobic, gram-negative rod bacterium, which is isolated from fresh or brackish water, but not usually from humans. Extra-intestinal infections are rare and might cause severe clinical symptoms. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2185/jrm.2957DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5981025PMC

Arcanobacterium Brain Abscesses, Subdural Empyema, and Bacteremia Complicating Epstein-Barr Virus Mononucleosis.

Kans J Med 2018 Feb 28;11(1):1-12. Epub 2018 Feb 28.

Infectious Disease Associates of Kansas City, Kansas City, MO.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5834238PMC
February 2018
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Subdural empyema due to Salmonella paratyphi B in an infant: a case report and review of literature.

Childs Nerv Syst 2018 Nov 10;34(11):2317-2320. Epub 2018 May 10.

Division of Pediatric Critical Care, Department of Pediatrics, Advanced Pediatrics Centre, PGIMER, Chandigarh, 160012, India.

Intracranial infection due to Salmonella is uncommon in children. Subdural empyema (SDE) is described with Salmonella typhi as a complication of meningitis. We report a 6-month-old infant with SDE secondary to Salmonella paratyphi B who had presented with prolonged fever and enlarging head. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00381-018-3825-7DOI Listing
November 2018
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Delayed intracranial subdural empyema following burr hole drainage: Case series and literature review.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 May;97(18):e0664

Department of Neurosurgery, Chonnam National University Hospital and Medical School, Gwangju, Republic of Korea.

Rationale: A subdural empyema (SDE) following burr hole drainage of a chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) can be difficult to distinguish from a recurrence of the CSDH, especially when imaging data is limited to a computed tomography (CT) scan.

Patients Concerns: All patients underwent burr hole drainage of the CSDH at first, and the appearance of the SDE occurred within one month.

Diagnoses: A contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan, with diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI), revealed both the SDE and diffuse meningitis in all patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000010664DOI Listing
May 2018
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Treatment and reconstruction of a complicated infected scalp squamous cell carcinoma with CNS invasion.

BMJ Case Rep 2018 Apr 28;2018. Epub 2018 Apr 28.

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark.

A 60-year-old male patient with a large infected cranial apex lesion was admitted with lethargy and mental status changes. The patient underwent evaluation with imaging studies, a skin biopsy, cultures with microscopy and a diagnostic burr hole. MRI and positron emission tomography/CT scan revealed a squamous cell carcinoma with ingrowth in the midline of the brain and subdural empyema infected with and High dose intravenous antibiotic treatment was initiated and the patient subsequently underwent a surgical resection of the carcinoma with a 1 cm margin of surrounding skin and skull. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2017-222271DOI Listing
April 2018
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Frontal sinusitis complicated by a brain abscess and subdural empyema.

Radiol Case Rep 2018 Apr 7;13(2):456-459. Epub 2018 Mar 7.

The Department of Emergency Medicine, Lehigh Valley Health Network/USF MCOM, Cedar Crest Boulevard and I-78, Allentown, PA, 18103, USA.

A 49-year-old male was brought to the Emergency Department after being found unresponsive. The patient had multiple seizures and was intubated in the prehospital setting. A computed tomography scan showed bilateral paranasal sinus disease, and magnetic resonance imaging showed a right frontal abscess and subdural empyema. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.radcr.2018.02.003DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5906865PMC
April 2018
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Rapidly Developing Subdural Empyema in an Adult with Sinusitis: A Neurosurgical Threat Alert.

Asian J Neurosurg 2018 Apr-Jun;13(2):458-461

Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore.

Subdural empyema (SDE) is collection of pus in the potential space between the dura and arachnoid layers of the meninges. Leading causes of SDE are sinonasal and otomastoid infections. Commonly affecting patients in the second and third decades, SDE could have a fulminant course with immediate complications and delayed morbidities including hydrocephalus, focal deficits, and epilepsy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ajns.AJNS_97_16DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5898131PMC
April 2018
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Craniofacial Trauma in Pediatric Patients Following Winnowing Blade Injury-review of Literature.

Asian J Neurosurg 2018 Apr-Jun;13(2):212-216

Department of Neurosurgery, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.

In developing countries, during the harvest season, winnower blade injuries occur very frequently in children and results in lifelong disability. Nine children were managed during 1 month, all resulting due to winnower blade induced craniofacial trauma. PubMed search for "fan blade injury" showed two case series and three case reports. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/1793-5482.180880DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5898081PMC
April 2018
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Uncommon Pathogen Causing Subdural Empyema in a Child.

Ethiop J Health Sci 2018 Jan;28(1):97-100

Department of Child Health, WijayaKusuma College of Medicine, Surabaya, Indonesia.

Background: Subdural empyema (SDE) in children is a severe intracranial infection. Many pathogens can cause SDE.

Case Details: In this articlewe present a 15-month old Indonesian boy diagnosed as SDE based on the clinical symptoms and neuroimaging. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5866294PMC
January 2018

Streptococcus pyogenes subdural empyema and pre-eclampsia.

Lancet Infect Dis 2018 Apr 21;18(4):473. Epub 2018 Mar 21.

Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Tours, Département D'Anesthésie-Réanimation, Hôpital Bretonneau, Tours, France; Université François Rabelais, Faculté de Médecine, Tours, France.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(18)30096-3DOI Listing
April 2018
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[Subdural empyema: An underestimated neurosurgical emergency].

Presse Med 2018 Apr 17;47(4 Pt 1):331-334. Epub 2018 Mar 17.

AP-HP, La Pitié-Salpêtrière university hospital, department of neurosurgical anesthesiology and critical care, 75013 Paris, France.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lpm.2018.02.014DOI Listing
April 2018
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Causes of pneumocephalus and when to be concerned about it.

Emerg Radiol 2018 Aug 15;25(4):331-340. Epub 2018 Mar 15.

Department of Radiology, Division of Emergency Radiology, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 111 East 210 Street, Bronx, NY, 10467, USA.

Intracranial gas is commonly detected on neuroimaging. The recognition of this finding can at first blush be unsettling. Being able to localize this gas to a specific compartment: intraarterial, intravenous, intraparenchymal, subdural, epidural, subarachnoid and intraventricular, is the first step in determining the importance of the gas. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10140-018-1595-xDOI Listing
August 2018
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Simultaneous treatment of intracranial complications of paranasal sinusitis.

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2018 May 13;275(5):1165-1173. Epub 2018 Mar 13.

Department of Otolaryngology and Laryngological Oncology, University of Medical Sciences, Przybyszewskiego Street 49, 60-355, Poznań, Poland.

Purpose: The objective of this study was to analyse 51 patients with intracranial complications of sinusitis treated in the Department of Otolaryngology and Laryngeal Oncology at Poznań University of Medical Sciences from 1964 to 2016.

Materials And Methods: Males made up a significant portion of study participants at 70.5%. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00405-018-4932-5DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5893661PMC
May 2018
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Evaluation of patients with orbital infections.

Turk Pediatri Ars 2017 Dec 1;52(4):221-225. Epub 2017 Dec 1.

Istanbul University, Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Immunology-Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Istanbul, Turkey.

Aim: Orbital tissue infections are common infections of childhood that can lead to severe complications. Herein, we aimed to evaluate the etiologic factors, diagnosis, follow-up, and treatment procedures in pediatric patients with orbital infections.

Material And Methods: This study was performed retrospectively between January 2014 and December 2015 in Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5152/TurkPediatriArs.2017.5511DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5819860PMC
December 2017
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Neurological Complications of Acute and Chronic Sinusitis.

Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep 2018 02 5;18(2). Epub 2018 Feb 5.

Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL, USA.

Purpose Of Review: Acute and chronic sinusitis can give rise to a wide array of intracranial and orbital complications. These complications include brain abscess, subdural empyema, epidural abscess, meningitis, venous sinus thrombosis, frontal bone osteomyelitis, and orbital cellulitis and abscess. Despite numerous medical advances, these complications carry a risk of mortality and significant morbidity. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11910-018-0816-8DOI Listing
February 2018
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Management of spinal infection: a review of the literature.

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 Mar 22;160(3):487-496. Epub 2018 Jan 22.

Department of Neurosurgery, Medical University lnnsbruck, Anichstrasse 35, A-6020, Innsbruck, Austria.

Spinal infection (SI) is defined as an infectious disease affecting the vertebral body, the intervertebral disc, and/or adjacent paraspinal tissue and represents 2-7% of all musculoskeletal infections. There are numerous factors, which may facilitate the development of SI including not only advanced patient age and comorbidities but also spinal surgery. Due to the low specificity of signs, the delay in diagnosis of SI remains an important issue and poor outcome is frequently seen. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00701-018-3467-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5807463PMC
March 2018
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Corrigendum to "Subdural Empyema Complicating Bacterial Meningitis: A Challenging Diagnosis in a Patient with Polysubstance Abuse".

Case Rep Med 2017 14;2017:6145716. Epub 2017 Nov 14.

Department of Medicine, University of Florida, 653 W. 8th Street, Box L18, Jacksonville, FL 32209, USA.

[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1155/2015/931819.]. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2017/6145716DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5733985PMC
November 2017
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Sinogenic intracranial complications: is adalimumab a culprit?

BMJ Case Rep 2018 Jan 17;2018. Epub 2018 Jan 17.

Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Odense Universitetshospital, Odense, Denmark.

We present two 11-year-old girls with chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis, treated with adalimumab. Both developed severe intracranial complications to sinusitis. Patient 1 had been treated with adalimumab for 15 months when she developed acute sinusitis complicated by an orbital abscess, forehead swelling, a subdural empyema and osteomyelitis of the frontal bone. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2017-221449DOI Listing
January 2018
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Labyrinthine Sequestrum: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.

Otol Neurotol 2018 Mar;39(3):340-343

Department of Diagnostic Radiology.

Objective: To report the presentation, diagnosis, management, and convalescence of labyrinthine sequestrum (LS) and summarize all previously published cases.

Patient(s): Eleven-year-old female with LS.

Intervention(s): Multidisciplinary diagnostic evaluation and treatment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MAO.0000000000001676DOI Listing
March 2018
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Bacterial Infections of the Central Nervous System.

Indian J Pediatr 2019 Jan 3;86(1):60-69. Epub 2018 Jan 3.

Pediatric Neurology and Neurodevelopment Unit, Department of Pediatrics, Advanced Pediatric Centre, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, 160012, India.

Bacterial infections of the central nervous system (CNS) continue to be an important cause of morbidity and mortality in children. The spectrum of bacterial infection of CNS includes; focal or multifocal infections like brain abscesses or subdural empyema; or more generalized or diffuse infections like pyogenic meningitis or ventriculitis. Focal and generalized infections may co-exist in an individual patient. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12098-017-2477-zDOI Listing
January 2019
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Diffuse Nocardial Spinal Subdural Empyema: Diagnostic Dilemma and Treatment Options.

Cureus 2017 Oct 24;9(10):e1795. Epub 2017 Oct 24.

Department of Neurosurgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine.

Nocardiosis of the central nervous system and spine, in particular, is a rare infection with significant morbidity and mortality. Treatment is usually with antibiotics and surgical drainage or biopsy. The authors report a case of a 49-year-old man who presented with chronic lower back pain and paraplegia. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5741274PMC
October 2017
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Subdural empyema caused by Peptostreptococcus sp.: a complication of acute pharyngitis.

Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo 2017 Dec 21;59:e83. Epub 2017 Dec 21.

Tulane University, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, United States.

Subdural Empyema (ESD) is the collection of purulent fluid that develops between the exterior "dura mater" layer and the middle "arachnoid mater" layer that covers the brain. ESD can be caused by a primary infection located in the paranasal sinuses. In many aerobic and/or anaerobic bacterial cases, hearing or traumatic processes serve as the causative agent. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5738768PMC
December 2017
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Intracranial Complications of Sinusitis.

J Pediatr 2018 04 18;195:306. Epub 2017 Dec 18.

Associate Professor Pediatrics and Neurology Wayne State University School of Medicine Children's Hospital of Michigan Detroit, Michigan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.11.024DOI Listing
April 2018
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Subdural empyema: Clinical presentations and management options for an uncommon neurosurgical emergency in a developing country.

Niger J Clin Pract 2017 Oct;20(10):1221-1225

College of Medicine, University of Nigeria Enugu Campus, Pediatrics Department, Enugu State, Nigeria.

Background: Controversy regarding the best management strategy for subdural empyema (SDE) attests to the persisting poor outcomes for this uncommon life threatening intracranial suppurative process. Late presentation confounds the problem in developed countries. While craniotomy is commonly recommended, it is not always possible in late presentation with advanced morbidity. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/njcp.njcp_340_16DOI Listing
October 2017
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