Authors report a case of acute paraplegia due to an epidural spinal abscess caused by a heroin injection that happened four months before. A complete neurological recovery is obtained by surgical decompression and antibiotic therapy despite the preoperative neurological status. The need for a surgical stabilization following extensive laminectomy is discussed.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - May 2006|
- Epidural abscess
- Spine infection
- Surgical decompression
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