Korean J Spine Search

CLOSE


Korean J Spine > Volume 8(3); 2011 > Article
8
DOI: https://doi.org/10.14245/kjs.2011.8.3.221   
Extensive Spinal Epidural Abscess: The Usefulness of Minimal Invasive Surgical Technique using Epidural Irrigation Catheter.
Joon Soo Kim, Kang Hyun Sung, Yong Woon Cho, Kyu Hong Kim, Sang Do Bae
Department of Neurosurgery, Samsung Changwon Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University College of Medicine, Changwon, Korea. nkalzabi@netian.com
Abstract
Spinal epidural abscess (SEA) is a rare infection but may be devastating and fatal. We describe a case of a42-year-old male who presented with a posteriorly located SEA extending from C2 to the sacrum with severe neurologic deficits. We had the emergency surgery with the minimal invasive technique using epidural irrigation catheter, and then obtained an excellent recovery. The purpose of this report introduces the usefulness of minimal invasive surgical technique for extensive SEA.
Keywords: Spinal epidural abscess;Minimal invasive surgical technique


Editorial Office
Department of Neurosurgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine
50-1, Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 03722, Korea
Tel: +82-2-2228-2172  E-mail: theneurospine@gmail.com
The Korean Spinal Neurosurgery Society
#407, Dong-A Villate 2nd Town, 350 Seocho-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul 06631, Korea
Tel: +82-2-585-5455  Fax: +82-2-2-523-6812  E-mail: ksns1987@gmail.com
Business License No.: 209-82-62443

Copyright © The Korean Spinal Neurosurgery Society. All rights reserved.

Developed in M2community

Close layer
prev next