Management of a Cancer Patient with an Intrathecal Drug Delivery System and an Acute Brain Abscess

David R Walega*, Marc Korn

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Surgical-site infection, spinal cord abscess, and catheter tip granuloma are known but rare complications of intrathecal drug delivery systems (IDDS). To date, there are no published cases of brain abscess in a patient with an IDDS. In this study, we report a case of a cancer patient with an IDDS for management of cancer pain who developed a brain abscess with profound mental status changes and clinical management challenges.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)727-729
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Palliative Medicine
Volume21
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2018

Keywords

  • abscess
  • infection
  • intrathecal catheter
  • intrathecal drug delivery
  • intrathecal pump
  • intrathecal therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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