Michael D. Dake

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  • PYOGENIC ABSCESS OF THE MEDULLA-OBLONGATA NEUROSURGERY Dake, M. D., MCMURDO, S. K., Rosenblum, M. L., BRANTZAWADZKI, M. 1986; 18 (3): 370-372

    Abstract:

    Pyogenic brain stem abscess is rare. A case of spontaneous abscess of the medulla oblongata is reported in which the diagnosis was made preoperatively by computed tomography. Surgical drainage resulted in good functional recovery and radiological resolution of the lesion. This is the first reported case of survival in a patient with an abscess of the medulla oblongata. The pathophysiology, clinical symptoms, and radiological appearance of the entity are discussed. Prompt diagnosis and drainage are emphasized as important factors influencing survival.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1986A795100024

    View details for PubMedID 3703200

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