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Brain abscess associated with an unusual cause of right to left shunt
  1. A Hirth,
  2. P Disney,
  3. S Thorne

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A 33-year-old woman with a history of brain abscess 4 years earlier was admitted with an infected cranial bone flap requiring surgical debridement. Four days postoperatively she was found collapsed, presumed secondary to a seizure. She was resuscitated but developed severe aspiration pneumonia. Systemic pressures were recorded from a left internal jugular line, and a chest x ray …

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