Spinal epidural abscess: a meta-analysis of 915 patients

  title={Spinal epidural abscess: a meta-analysis of 915 patients},
  author={E. Reihsaus and H. Waldbaur and Wulf Seeling},
  journal={Neurosurgical Review},
Spinal epidural abscess (SEA) was first described in the medical literature in 1761 and represents a severe, generally pyogenic infection of the epidural space requiring emergent neurosurgical intervention to avoid permanent neurologic deficits. Spinal epidural abscess comprises 0.2 to 2 cases per 10,000 hospital admissions. This review intends to offer detailed evaluation and a comprehensive meta-analysis of the international literature on SEA between 1954 and 1997, especially of patients who… CONTINUE READING


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