University of Illinois at Chicago Percival Bailey Brain Specimens Collection
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Brain abscess-nocardia
Brain abscess-nocardia
TitleBrain abscess-nocardia
CaptionCaption from the slide: Brain Abscess-Nocardia Also bilateral uncal(?) herniation
CreatorBailey, Percival, 1892-1973
Date of OriginalJanuary 1953
DescriptionAs found with the documentation: MULTIPLE ABSCESSES OF THE BRAIN - NOCARDIA K.B. NA 12/53 58 yr. old white woman Jan. 1953 About 8 weeks before admission to INI, this woman deveolped a productive cough with blood streaked sputum. This was followed by frontal headaches. As the headaches became more severe, she became confused, disoriented and finally semi-stuporous. Examination revealed right-sided hypalgesia and hemiparesis with equivocal Babinski signs and moderately severe papilledema with recent hemorrhages. X-rays revealed an increased density in the right upper pulmonary lobe and shift of the pineal body to the right. Left subtemporal decompression and exploration revealed a brain abscess filled with thick green purulent material. Smears revealed gram-positive branching filaments of the genus NOCARDIA. Autopsy revealed multiple lung and brain abscesses.
NotesLabels on piece: dymo label: 03-001; green dymo: 16
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_0659
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