Polymicrobial brain stem abscess due to Streptococcus anginosus and Actinomyces species

Ali H. Kalarostaghi, Malcolm F. Pell*, Jenny Turner, Romesh Markus, Geoffrey Coffey

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Abstract

This report describes a rare case of a pyogenic brain stem abscess. The lesion was readily identified by computed tomographic (CT) scan and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Streptococcus anginosus was grown from the pus and Actinomyces colonies were found on histopathology. The lesion was successfully treated with stereotactic surgery and antibiotic therapy. A review of the relevant literature including the role of stereotaxy in the treatment of the brain stem abscess is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)415-418
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Volume6
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Brain abscess
  • Stereotaxy

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