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Title
An extensive spinal epidural abscess successfully treated conservatively
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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.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of neurology, neurosurgery and psychiatry. - London
Publication
London : 2009
ISSN
0022-3050
Volume/pages
80:3(2009), p. 351-353
ISI
000263557300021
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Web of Science
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Last edited 02.08.2017
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