Child's Nervous System

, Volume 23, Issue 7, pp 825–827

Subdural empyema caused by an unusual organism following intracranial haematoma

  • Pieter C. Le Roux
  • Martin Wood
  • Robert A. J. Campbell
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00381-007-0313-x

Cite this article as:
Le Roux, P.C., Wood, M. & Campbell, R.A.J. Childs Nerv Syst (2007) 23: 825. doi:10.1007/s00381-007-0313-x

Abstract

Introduction

Subdural empyema is not commonly diagnosed in the developed world, occurring mostly after meningitis, sinusitis, trauma or surgery.

Discussion

The diagnosis of subdural empyema constitutes a neurosurgical emergency, and surgical treatment is usually required to drain the collection and provide sufficient material to permit a microbiological diagnosis. The authors report a case of subdural empyema, which was somewhat atypical in the timing and nature of presentation and its microbiological features.

Keywords

Subdural empyema Chronic subdural haematoma Salmonella Gastroenteritis Burr hole Needle aspiration 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pieter C. Le Roux
    • 1
  • Martin Wood
    • 1
  • Robert A. J. Campbell
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Paediatric NeurosurgeryMater Children’s HospitalBrisbaneAustralia

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