Brain abscess drainage by use of MR fluoroscopic guidance

AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2005 Apr;26(4):839-42.


We describe herein the use of MR fluoroscopic guidance in the drainage of abscess cavities. We percutaneously drained 12 brain abscesses in 11 patients. A 0.3T open MR imaging system was used. Sixteen drainages were performed in 12 abscesses. Repeat drainage was needed in three recurrences and one residual lesion. No serious complications were seen. MR fluoroscopy-guided percutaneous brain abscess drainage in an open MR imaging system is feasible.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Brain Abscess / diagnosis*
  • Brain Abscess / therapy*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging* / methods
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Suction / methods*