spinal epidural abscess in a pregnant patient presenting as premature labour: A rare presentation of an unusual diagnosis," Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, vol.
To date, this is the first reported case of the surgical management of a holocord epidural abscess (extending 20 vertebral levels) through level-skipping laminectomies.
This case illustrates the efficacy of skip laminectomies via an alternating side unilateral approach for holocord epidural abscesses.
involvement typically occurs with pilocytic astrocytomas (Figure 2).
or central gray matter lesions were significantly associated with seropositivity (P < 0.001).
Astrocytomas affecting the entire cord from the cervicomedullary junction to the conus have been reported in children, leading to the term "holocord
astrocytoma." (3) Cyst formation extending over several vertebral segments is common, with associated enhancement of the interspersed solid components (Figure 1).