Subdural Empyema

Sandi Lam*, Tien T. Nguyen

*Corresponding author for this work

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Neurology
Subtitle of host publicationA Clinical Approach
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781405157384
StatePublished - May 18 2010


  • Causative organisms, varying with source of primary infection
  • Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) findings - typically non-specific
  • Common causative organisms in cases of subdural empyema
  • Complete blood count - showing leukocytosis with predominance of polymorphonuclear neutrophils
  • Local infection, spreading into intracranial compartment and subdural space
  • Subdural empyema
  • Subdural empyema, focal purulent infection between dura and arachnoid mater, with few anatomic barriers to spread
  • Surgical management, indicated in cases of subdural empyema

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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