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2022 Dec 14

Am J Emerg Med

An epidural brain abscess and thrombus in the superior sagittal sinus in a 12 year-old with sinusitis.


Vu A, Schoonover A, Lanphear J, Benner C
Am J Emerg Med. 2022 Dec 14.
PMID: 36581509.


Upper respiratory infections can be complicated by acute bacterial sinusitis in pediatric patients, and usually resolve with antibiotic therapy (DeMuri and Wald, 2011). However, intracranial complications such as: epidural abscess, meningitis and more rarely cerebral sinus venous thrombosis (CSVT) can occur (Germiller et al., 2006). We report an unusual case of sinusitis complicated by an epidural abscess and later a CSVT in a young previously healthy patient.