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Spinal epidural abscess following epidural cannulation for flail chest analgesia: a case report

Nitin Peters1, Shekhar Upadhyay1, Sarvpreet Grewal1, Navdeep Suini1
DOI: 10.1016/S0028-3843(14)60064-5
Neurol Neurochir Pol 2011;45(1):80-83.


Epidural abscess after epidural catheterization is a rare complication. Neurological manifestations vary and the patient described here presented with complete paraplegia. He was managed by surgical decompression and did well postoperatively. We present a case report and review of the literature of thoracic epidural abscess following catheterization for epidural analgesia with near total neurological recovery.

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