Recurrent brain abscess due to an unexpected foreign body

W P Vandertop, W B de Vries, J van Swieten, L M Ramos

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We report an exceptional case of a patient with chronic frontal sinusitis complicated by chronic osteomyelitis and a cutaneous fistula. A recurrent brain abscess developed and was only cured after a very unusual wooden retained foreign body was removed at surgery. The hazards of wood as a foreign body are discussed and it is stressed that the possibility of a retained foreign body, even unsuspected, must always be borne in mind.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-41
Number of pages3
JournalSurgical Neurology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1992

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