Title
An extensive spinal epidural abscess successfully treated conservatively
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences . Biomedical Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
London ,
Subject
Human medicine
Source (journal)
Journal of neurology, neurosurgery and psychiatry. - London
Volume/pages
80(2009) :3 , p. 351-353
ISSN
0022-3050
ISI
000263557300021
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
A spinal epidural abscess (SEA) is an uncommon condition, appearing in 0.22 cases per 10 000 hospital admissions. Urgent surgical decompression in combination with long term antibiotics is the common treatment of choice for SEA. However, in some cases, a non-surgical treatment can also be considered. In this case report, a patient is presented with SEA extending from C2 to L3 which was successfully treated with antibiotic therapy without surgical intervention.
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