Brain Abscess and Related Focal Intracranial Suppuration

  • Richard T. SokolovJr.
  • Richard D. Meyer
Part of the Clinical Topics in Infectious Disease book series (CLIN.TOP.INFECT)


Abscesses may form in brain parenchyma as a result either of metastatic spread from infection elsewhere in the body or of contiguous spread from structures in close proximity, such as the paranasal sinuses, ears, and nose. Trauma and surgical procedures may introduce infectious agents to vulnerable cerebral tissue. Since brain abscess is a curable condition, prompt recognition of predisposing factors and knowledge of the varied clinical presentations, as well as of the diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, are essential for cure.


Bacterial Meningitis Paranasal Sinus Cavernous Sinus Brain Abscess Subdural Empyema 
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