Epidural abscess

What is Epidural abscess?

An epidural abscess refers to a collection of pus and infectious material located in the epidural space of the central nervous system. Due to its location adjacent to brain or spinal cord, epidural abscesses have the potential to cause weakness, pain, and paralysis.

Spinal epidural abscess (SEA) is a collection of pus or inflammatory granulation between the dura mater and the vertebral column. SEAs are more common in posterior than anterior areas, and the most common location is the thoracolumbar area, where epidural space is larger and contains more fat tissue. SEAs are more common in males, and can occur in all ages, although highest prevalence is during the fifth and seventh decades of life.

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I am researching the possibility that Dalteparin Sodium (Fragmin), along with warfarin could have any connection to the paralysis to my son, caused...

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Dear Doctor, I Am diagnosed with Spinal epidural abscess along with non healing ulcer,along with Positive Mantoux test.Doctor has advised a major...

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Your case seems to of tubercular involvement of spine with abscess and ulcer along with discharging sinus. You need to take anti...

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The patient presented with pain in the right side of his head, neck, shoulder, and spine, increasing in intensity for six weeks....

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I would definitely consider an urgent evaluation- something's afoot

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