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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They can, however, be useful in visualizing established discitis- osteomyelitisparticularly when MRI and to a lesser extent CT are not available. Spinal epidural abscess is an uncommon condition with an estimated incidence of per 10, hospital admissions.

Back pain and severe, circumscribed tenderness are by far the most frequent early findings 2. Chao D, Nanda A.

Case 3 Case 3. It has a peak incidence in the fifth-to-seventh decades of life with a male basceso, which might be due to predisposing conditions and risk factors that are more prevalent in older people 2. The source of infection is not always apparent, and cannot be identified in approximately one-third of the cases 2.


Pott disease Case 6: Case 5 Case 5. 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 sepinal without enhancement usually surrounded by a rim of enhancement.

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Articles Cases Courses Quiz. Read it at Google Books – Find it at Amazon 7. Unable to process the form. Case 2 Case 2. 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.

Spinal epidural abscess in clinical practice. It can present with rapidly deteriorating neurological function due to compression.

Synonyms or Alternate Spellings: 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. Risk factors include 3, Sagittal DWI Case 8: Support Radiopaedia and see fewer ads. About Blog Go ad-free.


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Imaging is best performed with MRI and emergency surgery is often required. Log in Sign up. Case 7 Case 7. In contrast, when facet joint septic arthritis is the primary infection, collections tend to be posterior or posterolateral.

Spinal epidural abscess represents infection of the epidural space, abscseo between the spinal dura mater and the vertebral periosteum.

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