Journal of Spine & NeurosurgeryISSN: 2325-9701

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Research Article, J Spine Neurosurg Vol: 5 Issue: 6

Finegoldia magna Causing Brain Abscess with Subdural Empyema: Case Report

Sonmez MA1, Alpay Y2, Karademir M3* and Eser O1
1Department of Neurosurgery, Balikesir University, Balikesir, Turkey
2Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Balikesir University, Balikesir, Turkey
3Department of Neurosurgery, Balikesir Ataturk State Hospital, Balikesir, Turkey
Corresponding author : Dr. Mustafa Karademir
Department of Neurosurgery,Balıkesir Atatürk State Hospital, 10020 Balikesir, Turkey
Received: July 04, 2016 Accepted: September 13, 2016 Published: September 14, 2016
Citation: Sonmez MA, Alpay Y, Karademir M, Eser O (2016) Finegoldia magna Causing Brain Abscess with Subdural Empyema: Case Report. J Spine Neurosurg 5:6. doi:10.4172/2325-9701.1000245


A 29-year-old female presented with a brain abscess with subdural empyema in the left parafalcine region caused by Finegoldia magna. There was a partial clinical response to surgery and antibiotic therapy. An acute enfarctus developed after abscess drainage surgery in occipital lobe. We think that infarction developed due to transtentorial herniation and with the mass effect of brain abscess. F magna may be detected in many cases like soft tissue infections, septic arthritis, osteomyelitis, endocarditis and necrotizing pneumonia. Actually this is the first report of brain abscess in which F magna was found upon bacterial culture.

Keywords: F magna; Subdural empyema; Brain abscess

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