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

T. L. Pencek, K. J. Burchiel

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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
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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