Delayed brain abscess related to a retained foreign body with culture of Clostridium bifermentans. Case report

T. L. Pencek, Kim Burchiel

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Abstract

Although it is well documented that retained foreign bodies are associated with delayed intracranial abscess, there are few reports of anaerobic organism growth. A case is presented in which a left parieto-occipital abscess surrounded a metallic fragment implanted when a mortar shell exploded in Vietnam 15 years before. The diagnostic evaluation and surgical management of this case are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)813-815
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery
Volume64
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

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Clostridium bifermentans
Brain Abscess
Foreign Bodies
Abscess
Vietnam
Case Management
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  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Delayed brain abscess related to a retained foreign body with culture of Clostridium bifermentans. Case report. / Pencek, T. L.; Burchiel, Kim.

In: Journal of Neurosurgery, Vol. 64, No. 5, 1986, p. 813-815.

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