Brain abscess after dilatation of esophageal stricture

Tai Ngar Lui, Shih Tseng Lee, Chen Nen Chang, Hui Shyong Wang

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Two children, below 15 years of age, developed brain abscesses after esophageal dilation. They were among 40 children treated for supratentorial brain abscesses during the past 10 years. Pus culture of one of the abscesses was peptostreptococcus, which is a common oropharyngeal flora. Clinicians should be aware of this complication since the prognosis is usually satisfactory after prompt treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)250-253
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Neurosurgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes


  • Brain abscess
  • Dehydration
  • Esophageal caustic injury
  • Transient bacteremia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery


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