Acute subdural empyema in the young COVID-19 patient- A case report

Authors

  • Kaisar Haroon Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, NINSH, Dhaka
  • Md Arif Reza Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, NINSH, Dhaka
  • Tania Taher Assistant Professor, HFRC Medical College Hospital, Dhaka
  • Md Shafiul Alam Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, NINSH, Dhaka
  • Rakib Ul Haque Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, NINSH, Dhaka
  • Md Farhad Ahmed Medical Officer, Department of Neurosurgery, NINSH, Dhaka
  • Sk Sader Hossain Professor and Head, Department of Neurosurgery, NINSH, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjns.v10i2.53776

Keywords:

COVID 19, Coronavirus, SARSCOV2, subdural empyema

Abstract

Acute subdural empyema is a surgical emergency. It is life threatening for the patient. It has to be evacuated as soon it is diagnosed. But subdural empyema in a COVID 19 patient is uncommon. Its management put the surgical team to a new dilemma. On one side the patient’s life was at risk and on the other side the whole surgical team might get infected.In this case report, we describe such a case which saved the patient’s life at same time many doctors, nurses and OT attendants became infected.

Abbrevaitions: OPD- Out patient department, COVID 19-Corona Virus Disease 2019, NINS- National Institute of Neurosciences, RT-PCR- Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction. SDE- Subdural empyema, PNS- para nasal sinuses

Bang. J Neurosurgery 2021; 10(2): 206-209

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Published

2021-06-05

How to Cite

Haroon, K., Reza, M. A., Taher, T., Alam, M. S., Haque, R. U., Ahmed, M. F., & Hossain, S. S. (2021). Acute subdural empyema in the young COVID-19 patient- A case report. Bangladesh Journal of Neurosurgery, 10(2), 206–209. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjns.v10i2.53776

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Case Reports