|Title: ||ABCES ET EMPYEMES INTRACRANIENS CHEZ L’ENFANT OBSERVES A ABIDJAN (CÔTE D'IVOIRE) (CEREBRAL ABCESS AND INTRACRANIAL EMPYEMAS IN CHILDREN.)|
|Authors: ||Broalet, E.|
N'Dri Oka, D.
Eholie, S. P.
Guillao-Lasme, E. B.
Ba Zeze, V.
|Keywords: ||Africa - Child - Cerebral abscess - Intracranial empyema|
Abcès cérébral / Afrique / Empyème
intracrânien / Enfant
|Issue Date: ||31-Dec-2002|
|Publisher: ||Pan African Association of Neurological Sciences|
|Citation: ||African Journal of Neurological Sciences (ISSN: 1015-8618) Vol 21 Num 1|
|Abstract: ||BACKGROUND Abcess and empyemas are frequent intracranial lesions in
children. OBJECTIVES : The authors report the clinicals, radiologicals
bacteriologicals and therapeuticals aspects of these intracranial
suppurations observed in Abidjan. METHOD A retrospective analysis has
been led in the neurosurgical department of university teaching
hospital of Yopougon on 5 years period (December' 93 to december' 98).
That study were based on 34 clinical observations on patients between 7
months and 15 years of age. RESULTS The authors reported 34 cases of
abscess and intracranial empyemas on children subdural empyemas cases
represented 44,1 %, abcess 20,5 % and the two lesions were associated
in 17,6 %. Bacteriological agents isolated on 12 patients were gram
positif cocci (3 cases) heamophilus (2 cases) flora mixed (2 cases) and
a combination of pseudomonas acinetobacter (1 cases). The predisposing
factors were ENT diseases. CONCLUSION : Intracranial subdural empyemas
are most common form of intracranial suppurations seen on child in our
unit. This study can be considered as a speech for the defense of the
use one cerebral abcess and intracranial empyemas surgical drainage via
burrhole. The author stress the interest of eradication of primary
source of the sepsis and the appropriate treatment of head trauma.|
|Other Identifiers: ||http://www.bioline.org.br/abstract?id=ns02006|
|Rights: ||Copyright 2002 - African Journal of Neurological Sciences|
|Appears in Collections:||Bioline International Legacy Collection|