Subdural Empyema and Cerebellar Abscess in a Child due to Chronic Otitis Media
Amit Agrawal, Akshay Pratap, Nisha Bhatta, Anand Kumar
Department of Surgery, B P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
Abstract

The infratentorial variety of the subdural empyema, with coexisting cerebellar abscess, is a rare clinical entity that carries a high mortality rate. Clinical presentation of infratentorial subdural empyema encompasses a systemic febrile illness, headaches, and a stiff neck. The diagnosis is frequently delayed and often confused with that of meningitis. Cerebrospinal fluid analysis will confirm the diagnosis of meningitis in majority of the cases and will further delay the diagnosis as in present case.
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