Iatrogenic epidural spinal abscess

  title={Iatrogenic epidural spinal abscess},
  author={Edgar Bollensen and Silvia Menck and J. H. Buzanoski and Hilmar Walter Prange},
  journal={The clinical investigator},
We present four cases of iatrogenic epidural spinal abscess directly caused by externally introduced catheters or probes. In two patients the infection spread per continuum, in the other two patients due to haematogenous dissemination. Clinical presentation in each case included generalized malaise with fever, signs of meningeal inflammation and focal neurological signs at the spinal level. The diagnosis was made on the basis of inflammatory changes in the cerebral spinal fluid and localization… CONTINUE READING


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