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Intracranial abscess for Professionals

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HBOT is recognised by the UHMS as an appropriate treatment for intracranial abscess, which includes cerebral abscess, subdural empyema and epidural empyema.

The evidence for this was reviewed by Lampl et al (2008) and found to show lower mortality in the HBOT treated group.

Appropriate individuals would be those with multiple abscesses, in deep location in an immunocompromised host and where surgery is contraindicated or there has been failure of standard treatments.

Cases are reviewed individually.

To refer a patient, please follow this link

For more information on the patient experience please follow this link.

 

References

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Indications (2014)

Lindell K, Weaver MD Editors

Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society

13th Edition

2014 :P113-138

Lampl LA (2008)

Lampl LA Frey G

“Hyperbaric oxygen in intracranial abcess.

In : Kindwall EP, Whelan HT editors.

Hyperbaric Medicine Practice 3rd ed

Flagstaff AZ: Best Publishing Co

2008; P. 639-654

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