Postoperative lumbar epiduro-arachnoiditis. Diagnostic and therapeutic aspects.

@article{Benoist1980PostoperativeLE,
  title={Postoperative lumbar epiduro-arachnoiditis. Diagnostic and therapeutic aspects.},
  author={Michel Benoist and C. Ficat and P Baraf and J Cauchoix},
  journal={Spine},
  year={1980},
  volume={5 5},
  pages={432-6}
}
Thirty-eight patients with the diagnosis of postoperative epiduro-arachnoiditis are reported upon. All had had previous surgery for disc herniation, and the diagnosis of epiduro-arachnoiditis was confirmed at repeat surgery. Massive epidural scarring with no coexistent pathologic condition was found in every patient, and adhesive arachnoiditis was noted in three. The common clinical presentation consisted of low-back pain and sciatica, and radicular pain was usually a continuation or a… CONTINUE READING

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