Epidural abscess

Epidural abscess

Last Reviewed : 12/25/2020
Epidural abscess

An epidural abscess refers to a collection of pus and infectious material located in the epidural space of the central nervous system. Due to its location adjacent to brain or spinal cord, epidural abscesses have the potential to cause weakness, pain, and paralysis.


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Basic information:

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001416.htm medline plus epidural abscess

http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/neurologic-disorders/spinal-cord-disorders/spinal-epidural-abscess merck manuals(professional version) epidural abscess

http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/conditions/nervous_system_disorders/epidural_abscess_134,28/hopkins medicine epidural abscess

http://lifeinthefastlane.com/ccc/spinal-epidural-abscess/ life in the fast lane spinal epidural abscess

https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/patients/health-conditions/epidural-abscess.aspx cedar sinai epidural abscess

http://www.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/epidural-abscess/overview.html new york times epidural abscess

https://www.scripps.org/articles/2625-epidural-abscess scripps epidural abscess

http://www.healthcentral.com/encyclopedia/adam/epidural-abscess-4012743/ health central epidural abscess

https://www.symptoma.com/en/info/epidural-abscess symptoma epidural abscess


Advanced information:

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/232570-overview medscape epidural abscess

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0401/p1341.html spinal epidural abscess: a diagnostic challenge by deardre chao, m.d., m.s., and anil nanda, m.d. Am fam physician. 2002 apr 1;65(7):1341-1347.

http://radiopaedia.org/articles/spinal-epidural-abscess radiopedia epidural abscess

http://www.orthobullets.com/spine/2026/spinal-epidural-abscess ortho bullets epidural abscess

http://cmglaw.com/articles/2014/02/spinal-epidural-abscess-cases spinal epidural abscess cases

http://www.emdocs.net/spinal-epidural-abscess/ emdocs spinal epidural abscess

http://eradiology.bidmc.harvard.edu/learninglab/central/tukey.pdf eradiology spinal epidural abscess by melissa tukey, hms iii gillian lieberman, md

http://www.dovemed.com/diseases-conditions/epidural-abscess/ dove med epidural abscess

http://www.med.umich.edu/1info/fhp/practiceguides/vertebral/vo.pdf vertebral osteomyelitis, discitis, and spinal epidural abscess in adults

http://www.medmerits.com/index.php/article/spinal_epidural_abscess/p11 med merits spinal epidural abscess:management

http://patient.info/health/nerve-damage-associated-with-a-spinal-or-epidural-injection patient nerve damage associated with a spinal or epidural injection

http://www.fpnotebook.com/ortho/id/spnlinfctn.htm family practise note book epidural abscess

https://www.ebmedicine.net/topics.php?paction=showtopicseg&topic_id=178&seg_id=3757 eb medicine mri for epidural abscess and other non-traumatic spinal cord lesions



http://www.microbiologyresearch.org/docserver/fulltext/jmm/57/5/652.pdf?expires=1465636834&id=id&accname=guest&checksum=52913e9bab8ce5f539d7addd8645bb44 cervical spondylodiscitis with spinal epidural abscess caused by aggregatibacter aphrophilus by leonella pasqualini et al., journal of medical microbiology (2008), 57, 652–655

http://jnnp.bmj.com/content/65/2/209.full spinal epidural abscess: the importance of early diagnosis and treatment by a r mackenzie et al., j neurol neurosurg psychiatry 1998;65:209-212 doi:10.1136/jnnp.65.2.209

http://qjmed.oxfordjournals.org/content/101/1/1 spinal epidural abscess in clinical practice by p. Sendi, t. Bregenzer, w. Zimmerli doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/qjmed/hcm100

http://bja.oxfordjournals.org/content/96/3/292.full.pdf british journal of anaesthesia 96 (3): 292–302 (2006) doi:10.1093/bja/ael006 advance access publication january 23, 2006 epidural abscesses by s. Grewal et al.,

http://www.ajnr.org/content/12/6/1087.full.pdf spinal epidural abscess: evaluation with contrast-enhanced mr imaging by fatejeet s. Sandhu ,william p. Dillon ajnr 12:1087-1093, november/december 1991; ajr 158: february 1992

http://www.turner-white.com/pdf/hp_nov01_myeloma.pdf spinal epidural abscess potentially misdiagnosed as multiple myeloma by nancy s. Kwon, md,steven m. Heffer, md,phillip d. Levy, md

http://ayubmed.edu.pk/jamc/past/19-2/18%20cr%20salman%20riaz.pdf case report:extensive spinal epidural abscess by salman riaz, james k. Mahmood j ayub med coll abbottabad 2007; 19(2)

http://www.scopemed.org/fulltextpdf.php?mno=182347 postoperative spondylodiscitis and epidural abscess becoming visible on magnetic resonance imaging before positive laboratory tests by aysin pourbagher, sermin tok, hülya aslan. Cukurova medical journal 2015;40 (ek sayi 1):97-101.

http://memo.cgu.edu.tw/cgmj/2705/270504.pdf spinal epidural abscesses: a retrospective analysis of clinical manifestations, sources of infection, and outcomes by hsien-chih chen, md; wen-ching tzaan, md; tai-ngar lui, md (chang gung med j 2004;27:351-8)

Raj k a, srinivasamurthy bc, nagarajan k, ilavarasi sinduja m g. A rare case of spontaneous aspergillus spondylodiscitis with epidural abscess in a 45-year-old immunocompetent female. J craniovert jun spine [serial online] 2013 [cited 2016 jun 10];4:82-4. Available from: http://www.jcvjs.com/text.asp?2013/4/2/82/128538

http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cjidmm/2008/210951/abs/ canadian journal of infectious diseases and medical microbiology volume 19 (2008), issue 3, pages 250-252 http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2008/210951 case report:community-acquired serratia marcescens spinal epidural abscess in a patient without risk factors: case report and review by michael d parkins and daniel b gregson

http://www.idcasereports.com/article/s2214-2509(15)00030-x/fulltext pediatric spinal epidural abscess in an immunocompetent host without risk factors: case report and review of the literature by alessandra vergor et al., 2015volume 2, issue 4, pages 109–115 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.idcr.2015.09.008

http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=s1413-86702008000300019 braz j infect dis vol.12 no.3 salvador june 2008 http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/s1413-86702008000300019 case report:disseminated infection due to mycobacterium chelonae with scleritis, spondylodiscitis and spinal epidural abscess by humberto metta; marcelo corti; ricardo brunzini

http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=s1413-86702006000200013 braz j infect dis vol.10 no.2 salvador apr. 2006 http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/s1413-86702006000200013 case reports:spinal epidural abscess due to mycobacterium tuberculosis in a patient with aids: case report and review of the literature by humberto metta; marcelo corti; liliana redini; claudio yampolsky; ricardo schtirbu

http://www.jemds.com/data_pdf/4_shanmugasundaram.pdf p. Shanmuga sundaram, g. Ramkumar, kalaivanan kanniyan, b. Suresh gandhi. “spontaneous spinal epidural abscess following trauma to back in a healthy adult without predisposing factors - a rare case report”.journal of evolution of medical and dental sciences 2014; vol. 3, issue 08, february 24; page: 1832-1836, doi: 10.14260/jemds/2014/2065

Sahu dk, kaul v, parampill r. "dry tap" during spinal anaesthesia turns out to be epidural abscess. Indian j anaesth [serial online] 2012 [cited 2016 jun 10];56:287-90. Available from: http://www.ijaweb.org/text.asp?2012/56/3/287/98779

http://www.theiaforum.org/article_folder/idiopathic-spinal-epidural-abscess.pdf chaitali biswas, anirban pal, saswata bharati, nitesh sinha: idiopathic spinal epidural abscess: a case report the indian anaesthetists’ forum – (http://www.theiaforum.org) online issn 0973-0311 november 2011(2)

http://www.casereports.com/article/s2210-2612(16)00014-6/fulltext spinal epidural abscess following glossectomy and neck dissection: a case report by esther cheng, eric thorpe,richard borrowdale international journal of surgery case reports 2016volume 20, pages 33–36 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijscr.2016.01.004


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