Absceso epidural espinal: presentación atípica. Rev. argent. neurocir. [online]. , vol, n.1, pp. ISSN Objective: to describe a new case . Request PDF on ResearchGate | Absceso epidural espinal resuelto con tratamiento médico | Spinal epidural abscess is rare in children. We describe the case. Absceso Epidural Espinal S. Alvarado T. *Residente Neurocirugía Universidad de Antioquia ** Hospital Universitario San Vicente Fundación.

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Risk factors include 3, Central Nervous SystemDpidural. It has a peak incidence in the fifth-to-seventh decades of life with a male predominance, which might elidural due to predisposing conditions and risk factors that are more prevalent in older people 2.

Plain films have little role to play in investigating a patient with suspected spinal epidural abscess, as no direct visualization of the collection is possible.


Many clinical features are non-specific, even in an acute case of a spinal epidural abscess, mainly if there are no demographic or epidemiological clues. Case 5 Case 5.

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Synonyms or Alternate Spellings: The source of infection is not always apparent, and cannot be identified in approximately one-third of the cases 2. Spinal epidural abscess is an uncommon condition with an estimated incidence absceeo per 10, hospital admissions.

Imaging is best performed with MRI and emergency surgery is often required. About Blog Go ad-free. Articles Cases Courses Quiz.

Case 4 Case 4. It can present with rapidly deteriorating neurological function due to compression. Loading Epiduural – 0 images remaining.

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Thank you for updating your details. The key to identifying liquid abscess, which is usually sufficient cause for surgical drainage, is the presence of a region of high T2 signal, with low T1 signal and without enhancement usually surrounded by a rim of enhancement.

Case 3 Case 3. Despite excellent bony anatomical details, CT even with absceos can struggle to demonstrate smaller collections. Back pain and severe, circumscribed tenderness are by far the most frequent early findings 2. They can, however, be useful in visualizing established discitis- osteomyelitisparticularly when MRI and to a lesser extent CT are not available. Spinal epidural abscess in clinical practice. To quiz yourself on this article, log in to see multiple choice epidual.


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In contrast, when facet joint septic arthritis is the primary infection, collections tend to be posterior or posterolateral. Check for errors and try again. Spinal epidural abscess represents infection of the epidural space, located between the spinal dura mater and the vertebral periosteum.

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