Brain abscess require excision whenever feasible. Abscess located in eloquent areas or in deep seated areas as thalamus , basal ganglia can be drained using stereotactic system.
This is MRI of 65 year old lady with rapidly progressive right sided hemiparesis. She underwent stereotactic aspiration of 30 cc pus. Microbiological analysis of the pus was suggestive of fungal brain abscess.
CRW stereotactic frame, Framelink planning software, Nashold Biopsy Needle, Neuro-navigation CT / MRI fusion software