Brain abscess drainage by use of MR fluoroscopic guidance


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

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NEURORADIOLOGY, cilt.26, ss.839-842, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 26 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Dergi Adı: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NEURORADIOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.839-842

Özet

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.