Hyperbaric oxygen for intracranial abscess.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The term "intracranial abscess" (ICA) includes cerebral abscess, subdural empyema, and epidural empyema, which share many diagnostic and therapeutic similarities and, frequently, very similar etiologies. Infection may occur and spread from a contiguous infection such as sinusitis, otitis, mastoiditis, or dental infection; hematogenous seeding; or cranial trauma. In view of the high morbidity and mortality of ICA and the fact that hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO2) is relatively non-invasive and carries a low complication rate, the risk-benefit ratio favors adjunct use of HBO2 therapy in selected patients with intracranial abscess.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tomoye, EO; Moon, RE

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 48 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 97 - 102

PubMed ID

  • 33648039

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1066-2936

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States