La base razionale del trattamento stereotassico degli ascessi cerebrali primitivi. Considerazioni su 20 casi consecutivi

Translated title of the contribution: Stereotactic treatment of primary brain abscess. Considerations on 20 consecutive cases

A. Franzini, F. Leocata, E. Gallo Lessere, G. Broggi

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The purpose of this study is to investigate the evolution of primary brain abscesses to establish the rationale and timing for definitive treatment. We present a retrospective evaluation of the course of twenty consecutive patients with primary brain abscesses treated by antibiotic therapy and then by stereotactic aspiration assisted by impedance monitoring and implantation of an intracavitary device. At follow-up of 1-15 years (mean 9 years) there were no relapses of abscesses and all patients achieved definitive disappearance of focal neurological deficits and progressive normalization of the neuroradiological patterns. The peculiarity of this series of primary brain abscesses is the high incidence of 'sterile' purulent material aspirated from within these expanding brain lesions. The data reported suggest that 'sterile' brain abscesses may act as self-maintaining expanding lesions. This study confirms the therapeutic role of stereotactic evacuation of these life-threatening lesions.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)53-57
Number of pages5
JournalRivista Medica
Volume6
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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La base razionale del trattamento stereotassico degli ascessi cerebrali primitivi. Considerazioni su 20 casi consecutivi. / Franzini, A.; Leocata, F.; Gallo Lessere, E.; Broggi, G.

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