extradural abscess


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extradural abscess

An abscess on the dura mater, an occasional cause of back pain in febrile patients, usually in those who inject drugs. Synonym: epidural abscess
See also: abscess
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CONCLUSION: Very few percentage of patients with extradural abscess presents with classical triad of back pain, fever and neurological involvement.
The most common intracranial complication was brain abscess, which occurred in 8 patients (33.3%); meningitis was seen in 7 patients (29.2%), sigmoid sinus thrombosis in 5 (20.8%), and extradural abscess in 4 (16.7%) (table).
On removal of the mastoid cortex, the extradural abscess drained spontaneously through a tegmen defect.
CT of the brain revealed an extradural abscess (figure 2A).