Surgical decompression: a life-saving procedure for an extensive spinal epidural abscess

Abstract

Extensive spinal epidural abscesses (SEAs) carry a high mortality rate. Traditionally they are treated non-operatively with longterm antibiotics and/or surgical decompression, but there is a continuing debate as to whether they should be managed by emergency surgical decompression. However, such decisions are made in the light of the clinical setting. We… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF01142681

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@article{Lam1997SurgicalDA, title={Surgical decompression: a life-saving procedure for an extensive spinal epidural abscess}, author={K. S. Lam and K. C. Pande and Hossein S. Mehdian}, journal={European Spine Journal}, year={1997}, volume={6}, pages={332-335} }