Surgery: Current Research

ISSN - 2161-1076


Cerebral Abscess and Oral Antibiotics

Zeeshan Mughal, Muhammad Rafay, Sana Zeeshan

Introduction: Intracranial abscess is a suppurative condition of the brain with high morbidity and mortality. It is common in the developing world and mostly with focus of infection anywhere in the body. Surgical removal and intravenous antibiotics are recommended treatments. Case Presentation: A 13 years old girl, presented with a history of undocumented fever and headache for 10 days. She had a previous history which states that accidental ingestion of safety pin which was seen in left bronchus on imaging, developed brain abscess which was treated surgically and with oral antibiotics. Conclusion: Intracranial abscess is a treatable but life-threatening condition. Conventional treatment is surgical drainage and removal of wall of abscess and six-week course of intravenous antibiotics, but in limited cases oral antibiotics can be equally effective.