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Korean J Spine > Volume 8(3); 2011 > Article
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
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

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