Focal angiographic abnormalities with subdural empyema

D. M. Kaufman, N. E. Leeds

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Abstract

Thirteen patients with subdural empyema underwent arteriography preoperatively and three were restudied postoperatively. Arterial vascular changes were found in nine cases and consisted of localized or diffuse arterial irregularities. In two cases the arterial changes resolved with effective therapy. These arterial changes are similar in appearance and response to therapy to those noted with meningitis; however, in this series they were shown to have occurred in seven cases with subdural empyema but without associated meningitis. Therefore, subdural empyema alone may cause localized or diffuse arterial irregularities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)169-173
Number of pages5
JournalNeuroradiology
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 1976

Keywords

  • Arterial irregularities
  • Meningitis
  • Subdural emlpyema

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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