Evacuation of a 14-vertebral-level cervico-thoracic epidural abscess and review of surgical options for extensive spinal epidural abscesses.

@article{Payer2008EvacuationOA,
  title={Evacuation of a 14-vertebral-level cervico-thoracic epidural abscess and review of surgical options for extensive spinal epidural abscesses.},
  author={Michael Payer and Hannah Walser},
  journal={Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia},
  year={2008},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={483-6}
}
Spinal epidural abscess (SEA) is a rare infection of the spinal peridural space, usually from haematogenous spread of bacteria from a distant source of infection or from direct extension of an osteomyelitis or paravertebral abscess into the spinal canal. An extensive SEA with involvement of five or more levels is even more exceptional and is a very threatening condition. Different surgical strategies have been used in the typically posteriorly located extensive SEA: multi-level laminectomies at… CONTINUE READING
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