Use of Omnipaque Intraoperative Dye in the Surgical Treatment of Pan-Spinal Epidural Abscesses: Technical Case Report.

@article{Khattar2015UseOO,
  title={Use of Omnipaque Intraoperative Dye in the Surgical Treatment of Pan-Spinal Epidural Abscesses: Technical Case Report.},
  author={Nicolas K Khattar and Benjamin M. Zussman and N Agarwal and Hope K George and Adnan A. Abla},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={11 Suppl 3},
  pages={E479-82}
}
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE Spinal epidural abscesses are difficult to diagnose and could have high morbidity and mortality if left untreated. If patients present with acute neurological deficits and evidence of a multilevel ventral spine abscess on neuroimaging, blood cultures should be taken and the abscess emergently evacuated in patients able to tolerate… CONTINUE READING