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.
Treatment fell into two general categories: (1) for lesions located adjacent to the dura or the tegmental area, such as those occurring in cases of extradural abscess and sigmoid sinus thrombosis, a mastoidectomy was performed by an otologist; (2) when lesions were identified in less easily accessible areas, a craniotomy was performed by a neurosurgeon.
On removal of the mastoid cortex, the extradural abscess drained spontaneously through a tegmen defect.
9, 10) Another reported complication is a severe intracranial spread of the infection that results in extradural abscess formation or tuberculous meningitis; these latter manifestations can be the initial signs of tuberculous otitis media.