Management of an extensive spinal epidural abscess from C-1 to the sacrum: Case report

Muhammad Z. Tahir, Rameez Ul Hassan, S. Ather Enam

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Abstract

The authors report a rare case of extensive spinal epidural abscess in an immunocompromised young woman. The patient presented with low-grade fever, back pain, and progressive lower limb weakness. The MR imaging of her whole spine revealed an epidural abscess extending from C-1 to the sacrum. She was treated using a minimally invasive surgical technique and showed excellent recovery. The authors review the current literature along with different modes of surgical treatment available for this unusual clinical entity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)780-783
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery: Spine
Volume13
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010

Keywords

  • Laminotomy
  • Spinal epidural abscess
  • Spinal infection

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