spinal cord abscess


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spinal cord abscess

Neurology A gob of pus, usually in the epidural space, causing spinal cord compression Etiology Staphylococcus spp spread through bone and meninges; rarely also, fungal, TB Risk factors Skin abscesses, bacteremia, back injury or trauma, lumbar puncture, back surgery, any of which may cause osteomyelitis
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Intramedullary spinal cord abscess treated with antibiotic therapy: Case report and review.
As spinal cord abscesses expand, they spread along white matter tracts and create mass effect on the surrounding cord parenchyma.
MRI aspects of spinal cord abscesses: Report of 5 cases and review of the literature.