Management of an extensive spinal epidural abscess from C-1 to the sacrum
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.
Journal of Neurosurgery-Spine
Ul Hassan, R.,
(2010). Management of an extensive spinal epidural abscess from C-1 to the sacrum. Journal of Neurosurgery-Spine, 13(6), 780-783.
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