CNS Pathology: Brain: Cerebral abscess: Ventriculitis

01 October 2011
Presented by Sebastian Lucas


Cerebral abscess with ventriculitis


A 1946 autopsy specimen from a 58 year old woman who had suffered from chronic cough due to bronchiectasis. She was admitted gravely ill and semi-conscious, having collapsed at her home 48 hours previously, examination confirmed suppurative meningitis, pneumococcus being cultivated from the purulent cerebro-spinal fluid. She died several hours later.


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