Decreased morbidity from acute bacterial spinal epidural abscesses using computed tomography and nonsurgical treatment in selected patients.


We describe 5 patients with spinal epidural abscesses in whom computed tomographic scanning confirmed diagnosis without the use of myelography. One patient required urgent surgery because of rapidly deteriorating neurological status, but the other 4 were treated nonsurgically. The medical treatment of these patients and 9 others described in the literature… (More)


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