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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria

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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.

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