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

Nitin Peters, Shekhar Upadhyay, Sarvpreet Grewal, Navdeep Suini
DOI: 10.1016/S0028-3843(14)60064-5
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Neurol Neurochir Pol 2011;45(1):80-83.

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Vol 45, No 1 (2011)
OPIS PRZYPADKU
Submitted: 2010-02-01

Abstract

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.

Abstract

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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Keywords

thoracic epidural abscess, surgical decompression, epidural analgesia, near total recovery, laminotomy

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Title

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

Journal

Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska

Issue

Vol 45, No 1 (2011)

Pages

80-83

DOI

10.1016/S0028-3843(14)60064-5

Bibliographic record

Neurol Neurochir Pol 2011;45(1):80-83.

Keywords

thoracic epidural abscess
surgical decompression
epidural analgesia
near total recovery
laminotomy

Authors

Nitin Peters
Shekhar Upadhyay
Sarvpreet Grewal
Navdeep Suini

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