Cerebellar abscesses: a review of seventeen cases

H. Morgan, M. W. Wood

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Abstract

Seventeen cases of cerebellar abscesses are reviewed. (Five abscesses were secondary to chronic mastoiditis.). The incidence was 18% of all brain abscesses. Thirteen were males, and four were females. Headache was the most common presenting symptom. These abscesses have a better prognosis for survival and neurological function than supratentorial abscesses. They are less likely to be encapsulated. Continued neurological decline in the face of adequate surgical treatment of a single abscess should alert the physician to the possibility of a second abscess.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-96
Number of pages4
JournalSurgical Neurology
Volume3
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1975

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Cerebellar abscesses : a review of seventeen cases. / Morgan, H.; Wood, M. W.

In: Surgical Neurology, Vol. 3, No. 2, 1975, p. 93-96.

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Morgan, H. ; Wood, M. W. / Cerebellar abscesses : a review of seventeen cases. In: Surgical Neurology. 1975 ; Vol. 3, No. 2. pp. 93-96.
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