University of Illinois at Chicago Percival Bailey Brain Specimens Collection
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Cerebral abscess
Cerebral abscess
TitleCerebral abscess
CaptionCaption from the slide: CEREBRAL ABSCESS NA 69/44
CreatorBailey, Percival, 1892-1973
Date of Original1939-1960
DescriptionAs found with the documentation: NA 69/44 34 year old male who was operated on for ruptured on for ruptured appendix about 9 months previously. Drain was left in place for several months and a recurring fistula developed. Patient then had severeal hospitalizations for suspected temporoparietal abscess. His last hospitalization was preceded by one week of headache and 5 to 6 days of nausea and vomiting, intermittent chills and stiff neck, and double vision. Examination revealed right homonymous hemianopsia, papilledema on the right, left abducens weakness, stiff neck and a suggestive Kernig's sign. Patient ran a septic fever during hospitalization and died following a right temporal decompression.
NotesLabels on piece: dymo label: 03-117; green dymo: 113
HostUniversity of Illinois at Chicago. Library.
RepositoryUniversity of Illinois at Chicago. Department of Neurosurgery
SourcePercival Bailey's UIC Neuropathology Collection of Plastic Embedded, Whole-mount, Preserved Brain Specimens
CollectionPercival Bailey Brain Specimens Collection (University of Illinois at Chicago)
CitationCite as: [Creator], [Title], [Identifier], [Collection Name]
CreditsJames Stone, MD, UIC Department of Neurosurgery (Curation); Tibor Valyi-Nagy, MD, PhD, UIC Department of Pathology (Classification); Zsofia Valyi-Nagy, UIC Department of Neurosurgery (Photographs)
Local IdentifierDSC_0615
RightsThis image may be used freely, with attribution, for research, study and education purposes. The University of Illinois at Chicago Library and Department of Neurosurgery do not claim exclusive ownership of the copyrights to all the original documents. We are simply granting permission to use images in our collections. This permission is nonexclusive and nontransferable. For permission to publish, distribute, or use this image for any other purpose, please contact Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago Library, 801 S. Morgan St., Chicago, IL 60607. Phone: (312) 996-2742; email:
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