Pansinusitis with subdural empyema in an adult: A rare entity

Roopesh Sankaran, Syed Zaifullah Syed Hamzah, Balwant Singh Gendeh

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We report a case of an elderly diabetic woman who presented to emergency department with sudden right sided body weakness. On imaging she had subdural empyema complicating acute rhinosinusitis. Evacuation of emphyema and endoscopic sinus surgery resulted in full neurological recovery. Clinician must have a high index of suspicion of possible intracranial suppurative complication as its often manifest as nonspecific clinical presentation in elderly diabetic patients with acute rhinosinusitis, despite improvements in antibiotic therapies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)200-203
Number of pages4
JournalRawal Medical Journal
Volume38
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Keywords

  • Diabetes
  • Intracranial abscess
  • Sinusitis
  • Subdural empyema

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  • Medicine(all)
  • Nursing(all)

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Sankaran, R., Syed Hamzah, S. Z., & Gendeh, B. S. (2013). Pansinusitis with subdural empyema in an adult: A rare entity. Rawal Medical Journal, 38(2), 200-203.

Pansinusitis with subdural empyema in an adult : A rare entity. / Sankaran, Roopesh; Syed Hamzah, Syed Zaifullah; Gendeh, Balwant Singh.

In: Rawal Medical Journal, Vol. 38, No. 2, 2013, p. 200-203.

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Sankaran, R, Syed Hamzah, SZ & Gendeh, BS 2013, 'Pansinusitis with subdural empyema in an adult: A rare entity', Rawal Medical Journal, vol. 38, no. 2, pp. 200-203.
Sankaran R, Syed Hamzah SZ, Gendeh BS. Pansinusitis with subdural empyema in an adult: A rare entity. Rawal Medical Journal. 2013;38(2):200-203.
Sankaran, Roopesh ; Syed Hamzah, Syed Zaifullah ; Gendeh, Balwant Singh. / Pansinusitis with subdural empyema in an adult : A rare entity. In: Rawal Medical Journal. 2013 ; Vol. 38, No. 2. pp. 200-203.
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