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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of neurosurgery|
|State||Published - 1986|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology