Surgical Therapy of Neurobrucellosis

  • Xenophon SinopidisEmail author
  • Mehmet Turgut
  • Stylianos Roupakias
  • Ahmet Tuncay Turgut
  • Oreste de Divitiis


The presentation of the role of surgery in the treatment of neurobrucellosis is the scope of this chapter. As laboratory and imaging diagnostic methods and antibacterial drug regimens continuously evolve, the same occurs to operative equipment and methods. Surgical involvement in life-threatening conditions such as brain and spinal abscess is thoroughly presented. In this chapter, special issues such as cerebrovascular involvement or intraparenchymal lesions are addressed. Intervention in structures with high morbidity like the cervical spine is exposed. Minimal invasive techniques, stenting, grafts, and instrumentation are presented in a friendly way for anyone who is involved in the treatment of neurobrucellosis.


Aspiration Brain abscess Craniotomy Drainage Neurobrucellosis Spine stabilization Stereotactic surgery Treatment Ventriculostomy 



Anterior cerebral artery


Cerebrospinal fluid


Computed tomography


Increased intracranial pressure


Intervertebral disk herniation


Middle cerebral artery


Magnetic resonance imaging


Subarachnoid hemorrhage




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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xenophon Sinopidis
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mehmet Turgut
    • 2
  • Stylianos Roupakias
    • 1
  • Ahmet Tuncay Turgut
    • 3
  • Oreste de Divitiis
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric SurgeryUniversity of PatrasPatrasGreece
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryAdnan Menderes University School of MedicineAydınTurkey
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyHacettepe University School of MedicineAnkaraTurkey
  4. 4.Department of Neurosciences, Reproduction and Odontostomatological Sciences, School of Medicine and SurgeryUniversity of Naples Federico IINaplesItaly

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