Description: This stock medical exhibit depicts the progression of meningitis following a cranial CSF leak. The first image shows a coronal view of the normal anatomy of the brain surrounded by cerebrospinal fluid. The second image shows the immediate post-operative condition with labels indicating the craniectomy site and the CSF leak. Next is the subsequent condition showing infection at the craniectomy site. The final image shows the eventual condition with labels indicating the inflammation of the brain and the spread of infection into the CSF.
Last Updated: Apr 3rd, 2009