Accession Number:

AD0453497

Title:

SOLITARY ABSCESS OF THE BRAINSTEM,

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Corporate Author:

TELE-DYNAMICS DIV AMERICAN BOSCH ARMA CORP PHILADELPHIA PA

Report Date:

1964-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

A total of 38 reported cases of solitary abscess of the brainstem were studied. The route of infection may be direct extension usually from suppuration from the middle ear or hematogenous spread from a remote focus. In some instances, the route of infection is unknown. The clinical picture often is complicated by the prescence of basal meningitis or dural thrombophlebitis. The most frequent signs and symptoms described in all 38 patients were facial weakness, fever, headache, hemiparesis, dysphagia, and vomiting, but classical brainstem syndromes that is, alternating cranial nerve and long tract signs were present in only 11. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE