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Table 2 The site of the abscess in relation to the underlying cause

From: A retrospective study on the aetiology, management, and outcome of brain abscess in an 11-year, single-centre study from China

Predisposing factor (N) Location of abscess No. of patients (n ≥ 2)
COM (8) Temporal 6/8
COM (8) cerebellar 2/8
Immunosuppression (2) Frontal 2/2
Unknown (29) Frontal 7/29
Unknown (29) Occipital 8/29
Postneurosurgery (10) Frontal 4/10
Postneurosurgery (10) Basal ganglia 3/10
Post head trauma (6) Frontal 3/6