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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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. Log in Sign up. Risk factors abaceso 3, 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. Pott disease Case 6: Central Nervous SystemSpine. Support Radiopaedia and see fewer ads. It can present with rapidly deteriorating neurological function due to compression. About Blog Go ad-free. The source of infection is not always apparent, and cannot be identified abscesp approximately one-third of the cases 2.


Thank you for updating your details. Imaging is best performed with MRI and emergency surgery is often required. They can, however, be epidurall in visualizing established discitis- osteomyelitisparticularly when MRI and to a lesser extent CT are not available.

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Loading Stack – 0 images remaining. Despite excellent bony anatomical details, CT even with contrast can struggle to demonstrate smaller collections.

Spinal epidural abscess in clinical practice. Plain films have little role to play in investigating a patient with suspected spinal rpidural abscess, as no direct visualization of the collection is possible. Case 4 Case 4. 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.


Articles Cases Courses Quiz. Spinal epidural abscess represents infection of the epidural space, located between the spinal dura mater and the vertebral periosteum.

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Unable to process the form. 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. In contrast, when facet joint septic arthritis is the primary infection, collections tend to be posterior or posterolateral.

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