Non-operative management of an extensive anteriorly located epidural abscess
Publication year: 2011
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 23 July 2011
C., O’Brien , B., Lenehan , J., Street
Spinal epidural abscess is a rare, but potentially devastating, infection. The atypical involvement of more than five spinal levels (termed “extensive”) is very uncommon. In this report we discuss the successful non-operative treatment of a 71-year-old male with an anteriorly located holocord abscess and review the pertinent literature.