Use of epidural steroids after discectomy may predispose to infection.

@article{Lowell2000UseOE,
  title={Use of epidural steroids after discectomy may predispose to infection.},
  author={Troy D Lowell and Thomas J. Errico and Mark Eskenazi},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2000},
  volume={25 4},
  pages={516-9}
}
STUDY DESIGN This is a report of three cases of epidural abscess occurring after use of intraoperative epidural methylprednisolone in 31 patients who had undergone lumbar microdiscectomy. The possible role of epidural steroids in the cause of these abscesses is discussed, and a review the literature concerning its value is provided. OBJECTIVE To evaluate experiences with the efficacy and safety of perioperative methylprednisolone. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA No previous study has described a… CONTINUE READING

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