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Meningococcal Encephalitis associated with cerebellar tonsillar herniation and acute cervicomedullary injury

Fayeye, O., Pettorini, B.L., Smith, M., Williams, H., Rodrigues, D. and Kay, A. 2013. Meningococcal Encephalitis associated with cerebellar tonsillar herniation and acute cervicomedullary injury. British Journal of Neurosurgery 27 (4) , pp. 513-515. 10.3109/02688697.2013.764967

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Abstract

A 13-year-old girl presented with a progressive ascending paralysis, bulbar dysfunction and finally respiratory arrest. Magnetic resonance (MR) showed acute cervicomedullary injury and hindbrain herniation.An emergency foramen magnum decompression and external ventricular drainage insertion were performed, and meningococcal infection was diagnosed. The patient recovered completely. Meningococcal encephalitis may have an atypical presentation, and a surgery can optimise the outcome.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Publisher: Taylor & Francis: STM, Behavioural Science and Public Health Titles
ISSN: 0268-8697
Date of Acceptance: 6 January 2013
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2020 15:15
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/128291

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