Abscess in the central nervous system are uncommon, serious and life-threatening infections. They may arise secondarily due to infection of some other area or after skull trauma or surgery, and, rarely, following meningitis. They manifest with following symptoms:
Initially infections may be treated with antibiotics, antimicrobials, corticosteroids or other drugs to provide symptomatic relief to the patient. But once abscess has formed, surgical drainage is required. The procedures used are aspiration through a bur hole and complete excision after craniotomy. It may include:
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