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The Angiography of Intracranial Infections in Children

  • D. C. Harwood-Nash
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Abstract

Historical recordings of intracranial infection in children were predo-minently of dural empyema and brain abscess (1,2). Few brain abscesses in infants have been reported (3,4). In a pediatric hospital, many infants and children with an intracranial inflammatory process such as meningitis, are diagnosed clinically and are treated medically. It is only recently that a more agressive neuroradiological approach toward such infections has been suggested to and accepted by clinicians, and hence a greater understanding of intracranial infections’ in vivo nature and sequelae on the brain, its vessels and coverings is being obtained. This has been assisted in great part by the relatively recently attained expertise, versatility, and safety of percutaneous catheter cerebral angiography in infants and children (5).

Keywords

Bacterial Meningitis Intracranial Aneurysm Brain Abscess Mycotic Aneurysm Subdural Empyema 
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