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Table 3 Neuro-imaging findings

From: Bacterial brain abscess in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma following radiotherapy: microbiology, clinical features and therapeutic outcomes

  Non-NPC patients NPC patients
  n = 198 (%) n = 12 (%)
Location   
 Single site   
  Frontal lobe 15 (7.5) 0
  Fronto-parietal area 23 (11.6) 1 (8.3)
  Fronto-parito-temporal area 17 (8.6) 1 (8.3)
  Basal ganglion 12 (6.1) 0
  Temporal lobe 17 (8.6) 6 (50)
  Parieto-occipital area 22 (11.1) 1 (8.3)
  Parietal lobe 15 (7.6) 0
  Temporo-parietal area 16 (8.0) 0
  Thalamus 4 (2.0) 0
  Occipital lobe 3 (1.5) 0
  Cerebellum 9 (4.5) 1 (8.3)
 Multiple sites 45 (22.7) 2 δ (16.6)
Multiloculated 41 (20.7) 3 (25)
Rupture into ventricle 62 (31.3) 5 (41.7)
Hydrocephalus 32 (16.2) 3 (25)
Median (IRQ) volumes of brain abscess (cm 3 ) β 13.19 (4.03-25.13) 17.49 (7.47-28.162)
  1. Note: β, neuro-imaging findings upon presentation; δ, located on the left temporal lobe; IQR, inter-quartile range.