In few places in the history of surgery has a dictum, in this case “ivi pus, ibi evacuo” (wherever there is pus, it must be evacuated) been so true, for so long! In the management of intracranial infections, in fact, all surgical procedures are directed simply to removing the infected tissue or draining the pus. Surgery is not indicated for the treatment of subdural empyema because there is no pyogenic exudate in the subdural space.
KeywordsBrain Abscess External Ventricular Drainage Burr Hole Superior Sagittal Sinus Stab Wound
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