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Intraventricular haemorrhage complicating a brain abscess.
  1. J. Pascual,
  2. C. Diez,
  3. J. R. Carda,
  4. A. Vázquez-Barquero
  1. Section of Neurology, National Hospital Marqués de Valdecilla, Santander, Spain.


    Intraventricular haemorrhage occurred in a patient with a parietal rim-enhancing mass on computed tomographic scan. At operation a brain abscess was identified and removed. Peptostreptococcus and fusobacterium were isolated, possibly of dental origin. The possible sources of this intracranial bleeding are discussed. A neoplasm should not always be considered in the case of a cerebral ring-enhancing mass complicated with intracranial bleeding; in selected cases, brain abscess should be excluded too.

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