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Brain Abscess Tapping


Brain abscess is an infection in the brain tissue which leads to a collection of infected pus in the brain. Brain Abscess Tapping is a surgical procedure performed to drain out the pus. In case of small or multiple brain abscesses, stereotactic aspiration is performed for obtaining a sample of the tissue. In cases of large (or solitary) abscesses, craniotomy (opening of the skull) and surgical excision is carried out.