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Abstract

This compares not unfavourably with the mortality rate of 34% in 44 brain abscesses of various etiology reported by Ballantine and shealy in 1959. Sperl and his coworkers reviewing their results in 60 patients with various kinds of brain abscess from the Mayo Clinic (1959), were able, with the combined use of antibiotics and surgery, to lower the overall mortality rate for brain abscess to 20%. Similarly, Weber 1 in a recent paper reported a mortality rate of 21% in a series of 57 acute and chromic cerebral abscesses treated by radical excision at the Zürich Clinie.

Keywords

Dura Mater Brain Abscess Frontal Sinus Superior Sagittal Sinus Subdural Empyema 
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  • F. J. Irsigler

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