Türk Nöroşirürji Dergisi 2008 , Vol 18 , Num 3
Brain Abscess Developing at the Site of Intracerebral Hemorrhage: Case Report
Ahmet MENKÜ1, Kağan KAMAŞAK2, Cüneyt GÖÇMEZ3
1 Erciyes Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Nöroşirürji Anabilim Dalı Kayseri, Türkiye
2 Batman Devlet Hastanesi, Nöroşirürji Kiliniği, Batman, Türkiye
3 Kayseri Özel Tekden Hastanesi, Nöroşirürji Kliniği, Kayseri, Türkiye
Hypertensive intracerebral hemorrhage is an important health problem. A brain abscess following hypertensive intracranial hemorrhage is extremely rare in the late period. Brain abscess is an uncommon and serious infection of the parenchyma, which requires administration of high-dose antibiotics and surgical drainage. The mortality rate is 5-15%, although it can increase up to 80% due to incorrect diagnosis, inappropriate antibiotic therapy or rupture of the abscess. In this study, we present a case of brain abscess, which developed after hypertensive putaminal hemorrhage. This case demonstrates that brain abscess may occur in a previous hemorrhage area as a complication of systemic infection. Recognition of the risk is important for early diagnosis and proper treatment of this potentially fatal complication of hemorrhage. Anahtar Kelimeler : Brain abscess, Hemorrhage, Hypertension, Putamen, Stereotaxis