CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · IJNS 2017; 06(01): 047-049
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1584595
Case Report
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A Fatal Sinogenic Brain Abscess in Pregnancy: Case Report and Review of Literature

Reza Bahrami
1  Department of Neurosurgery, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
,
Hossein Safari
1  Department of Neurosurgery, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
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Publication History

10 June 2015

04 April 2016

Publication Date:
06 February 2017 (online)

  

Abstract

Cerebral abscess is an extremely rare complication of pregnancy. Among reported cases of pregnancy brain abscess, most patients have shown a good neurologic outcome. Herein, we present a 25-year-old pregnant woman at 28 weeks' gestation with acute loss of consciousness and sudden brain herniation. The patient underwent an emergency craniotomy and brain abscess was evacuated, but she died after surgery. Rapid deterioration and fatal brain herniation were unique among other reports of sinogenic brain abscess during pregnancy.

Authors' Contributions

All authors contributed equally in planning and carrying out this project.