Absceso epidural espinal: presentación atípica. Rev. argent. neurocir. [online]. , vol, n.1, pp. ISSN Objective: to describe a new case . Request PDF on ResearchGate | Absceso epidural espinal resuelto con tratamiento médico | Spinal epidural abscess is rare in children. We describe the case. Absceso Epidural Espinal S. Alvarado T. *Residente Neurocirugía Universidad de Antioquia ** Hospital Universitario San Vicente Fundación.

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The key to identifying liquid abscess, which is usually sufficient cause for surgical drainage, is the presence of a region of high T2 signal, with low T1 signal and without enhancement usually surrounded by a rim of enhancement. Sagittal DWI Case 8: Spinal epidural abscess represents infection of the epidural space, located between the spinal dura mater and the vertebral periosteum.

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Thank you for updating your details. They can, however, be useful espinsl visualizing established discitis- osteomyelitisparticularly when MRI and to a lesser extent CT are not available. Plain films have little role to play in investigating a patient with suspected spinal epidural abscess, as no direct visualization of the collection is possible.

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Imaging is best performed with MRI and emergency surgery is often required. Spinal epidural abscess is an uncommon condition abscesoo an estimated incidence of per 10, hospital admissions. Spinal epidural abscess in clinical practice.

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Case 9 Case 9. Case 3 Case 3. Despite excellent bony anatomical details, CT even with contrast can struggle to demonstrate smaller collections. Many clinical features are non-specific, even in an acute case of a spinal epidural abscess, mainly if there are no demographic or epidemiological clues.


To quiz yourself on this article, log in to see multiple choice questions. It has a peak incidence in the fifth-to-seventh decades of life with a male predominance, which might be due to predisposing conditions and risk factors that are more prevalent in older people 2. About Blog Go ad-free. The source of infection is not always apparent, and cannot be identified in approximately one-third of the cases 2.

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Case 5 Case 5. It can present with rapidly deteriorating neurological function due to compression. Back pain and severe, circumscribed tenderness espinwl by far the most frequent early findings 2. Edit article Share article View revision history.