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Fantastic photo of the brain (subdural empyema) 
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Fantastic photo of the brain (subdural empyema) 

Subdural empyema is a primarily intracranial infection located between the dura mater and the arachnoid mater. It has a tendency to spread rapidly through the subdural space until limited by specific boundaries.With progression, subdural empyema has a tendency to behave like an expanding mass lesion with associated increased intracranial pressure and cerebral intraparenchymal penetration. Cerebral edema and hydrocephalus also may be present secondary to disruption of blood flow or cerebrospinal fluid flow caused by the increased intracranial pressure. A patient with subdural empyema could present with any of the following symptoms:●Fever - Temperature above 38°C (100.5°F)●Headache●Recent history of sinusitis, otitis media, mastoiditis, meningitis, cranial surgery or trauma, sinus surgery, or pulmonary infection●Confusion, drowsiness or coma●Hemiparesis or hemiplegia●Seizure - Focal or generalized●Nausea or vomiting●Blurred vision (amblyopia)●Speech difficulty (dysphasia)Repost by: @healmedoc📷-> @aliciaulloa14 

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about 4 years ago

So fantastic😀👌

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about 4 years ago

So fantastic😀👌

about 4 years ago

Awesome 😱

about 4 years ago

Amazing 😳

about 4 years ago

I don't really get how is this subdural empyema... 🤔 I mean the subdural space is clear

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