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    Brain Abscess (CT Without Contrast)

    CT scan done without contrast shows a mass with edema, manifested as a circumscribed area that has irregular opacities and lucencies and that effaces the sulci and ipsilateral lateral ventricle.

    (Courtesy of Wispelwey B, Dacey R Jr, Scheld WM: Brain abscess. In Infections of the Central Nervous System. Edited by WM Scheld, D Durack, and R Whitley. New York, Raven Press, 1991; with permission.) By permission of the publisher. From Wispelwey B. In Atlas of Infectious Diseases: Central Nervous System and Eye Infections. Edited by G Mandell (series editor) and TP Bleck. Philadelphia, Current Medicine, 1995.