Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria
Print version ISSN 0004-282X
SCHOPS, Michele and GONDIM, Jackson. Multiple brain abscesses following appendicectomy: case report. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 1996, vol.54, n.2, pp. 328-330. ISSN 0004-282X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X1996000200025.
A 39 years old male patient with a 72 hours evolution of acute abdominal syndrome was submitted to appendicectomy. Fourteen days later he developed headache, vomiting, aphasia, torpor, nuchal stiffness and right hemiplegia. A CT-scan showed multiple brain abscesses on both hemispheres. After aspirative puncture of the largest one, antibiotic treatment was established with total recovery of the patient.
Keywords : appendicectomy; brain abscess.