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Subdural Empyema

  • B. Williams
Part of the Advances and Technical Standards in Neurosurgery book series (NEUROSURGERY, volume 9)

Abstract

Subdural empyema (SDE) has always been an uncommon manifestation of intracranial sepsis; when it presents to neurosurgeons in its commonest, spontaneous form it is usually a rapidly advancing disease with a grave outlook. The condition is commonest in the young, and adequate surgery linked to medical care should be capable of producing morbidity free survival; provided that treatment is started sufficiently early and is correctly chosen.

Keywords

Brain Abscess Frontal Sinus Burr Hole Bone Flap Subdural Space 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Williams
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  1. 1.The Midland Centre for Neurosurgery, NeurologySmethwick, WarleyGreat Britain

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