Brain abscess drainage by use of MR fluoroscopic guidance


Unal O. , Sakarya M., Kiymaz N., Etlik O., Kayan M., Kati I., ...More

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NEURORADIOLOGY, vol.26, no.4, pp.839-842, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Title of Journal : AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NEURORADIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.839-842

Abstract

We describe herein the use of MR fluoroscopic guidance in the drainage of abscess cavities. We percutaneously drained 12 brain abscesses in 11 patients. A 0.3T open MR imaging system was used. Sixteen drainages were performed in 12 abscesses. Repeat drainage was needed in three recurrences and one residual lesion. No serious complications were seen. MR fluoroscopy-guided percutaneous brain abscess drainage in an open MR imaging system is feasible.