Acute paraplegia by epidural abscess: Full neurological recovery following surgical decompression

Federico De Iure, A. Gasbarrini, S. Paderni, S. Boriani

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-134
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Volume10
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2006

Keywords

  • Epidural abscess
  • Spine infection
  • Surgical decompression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology

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