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We can see a cavity in the brain with a bright-greyish lining around it. Pus is not visible, as it’s been cut out. Do not mix the abscess with the lateral ventricle.
Diagnosis: Cerebral abscess
- Systemic spreading of infection
- Local spreading of infection, from:
- Otitis media
The lining around the cavity is the pyogenic membrane, a membrane that is found at the outer borders of abscesses. Its purpose is to limit spreading of the infection.