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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/20006


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.
Varlet, G.
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.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/20006
Other Identifiers: http://www.bioline.org.br/abstract?id=ns02006
Rights: Copyright 2002 - African Journal of Neurological Sciences
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