Extensive spinal epidural abscess complicated with hydrocephalus


Spinal epidural abscess is a rare but severe infection requiring prompt recognition in order to have a favorable outcome and appropriate treatment, mainly surgical. We present one of the largest extensions of such abscess in literature, involving the whole spine. No surgical treatment was tempted due to the involvement of 19 levels but antibiotics. The evolution of the lesion was complicated with hydrocephalus, by mechanism of cervical block of CSF flow, and needed first external derivation and later ventriculo-peritoneal drainage.

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@inproceedings{Balan2015ExtensiveSE, title={Extensive spinal epidural abscess complicated with hydrocephalus}, author={Corneliu Balan and Ovidiu Carp and Corina Iordache}, year={2015} }