spinal abscess


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spinal abscess

An abscess due to necrosis of a vertebra.
See also: abscess
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She also told how one person was paralysed by a spinal abscess and that one jumped out of window and cracked a pelvis and broke a leg after taking mephedrone.
PLAINTIFF'S CLAIM When the patient visited his primary care physician, he had a classic presentation of a spinal abscess and should have undergone an emergent MRI, which would have revealed the abscess and allowed treatment with antibiotics and surgery before permanent damage occurred.
Newly established Corpus Christi neurosurgeon Matthew Alexander urgently operated on Rodriguez' spinal abscess, relieving the pressure on his spinal cord and sparing him life in a wheelchair.
We analyzed data from patients with SCD caused by degenerative spinal disease (DSD), malignant spinal tumor, benign spinal tumor, vascular ischemia (inadequate blood supply), and spinal abscess (infection).
Dysphagia can be a complication post-spinal surgery due to iatrogenic oesophageal injury or spinal abscess formation.
* Brain or spinal abscess: Caused by bacteria or fungus arising from an injury or surgical wound in the head, a sinus or middle-ear infection, or by spread of infection from a region of the body more distant from the brain, such as the lungs.