On the Horizon for Brain Abscesses in Children

  • Endoscopic management: Currently, the modern neuroendoscopic approach is being applied in pediatric brain abscesses because of its minimal invasiveness (52, 68, 93). Neuroendoscopic treatment of brain abscesses has the additional advantages over stereotactic aspiration of direct visualization during drainage of the purulent material, more complete drainage, and lavage. Neuroendoscopic aspiration does seem promising and may be used more frequently in the future as a greater number of surgeons become comfortable with this technique.