Giant Brain Abscess in a Neonate Managed with External Drainage

  • G Sedain Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu
  • N Ali Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu,
  • M Bhattachan Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu
  • MS Sharma Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu
  • SK Shilpakar Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu
Keywords: abscess, neonate, burr hole, drainage

Abstract

Brain abscesses in neonates are extremely rare and usually occur in patients with certain risk factors. A 26 days child presented to the emergency with fever, irritability and not sucking well. CT revealed a large left frontal lobe abscess which was managed with burr hole and a drainage tube with concurrent intravenous antibiotics.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/jnps.v33i1.7317

J Nepal Paediatr Soc. 2013;33(1):55-56

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Author Biographies

G Sedain, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery (Neurosurgery unit)
N Ali, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu,
MCh Resident, Department of Surgery (Neurosurgery unit)
M Bhattachan, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu
MCh Resident, Department of Surgery (Neurosurgery unit)
MS Sharma, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery (Neurosurgery unit)
SK Shilpakar, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu
Professor, Department of Surgery (Neurosurgery unit)
Published
2013-06-15
How to Cite
Sedain, G., Ali, N., Bhattachan, M., Sharma, M., & Shilpakar, S. (2013). Giant Brain Abscess in a Neonate Managed with External Drainage. Journal of Nepal Paediatric Society, 33(1), 55-56. https://doi.org/10.3126/jnps.v33i1.7317
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Brief Reports/Case Reports/Case Series