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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society > Volume 33(6); 2003 > Article
Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 2003;33(6): 599-601.
Chronic Spinal Epidural Abscess after Epidural Analgesia: Case Report.
Tai Ki Yang, Keun Su Kim, Jung Chung Lee
Department of Neurosurgery, Chonbuk National University Medical School Hospital, Research Institute for Clinical Medicine, Jeonju, Korea. nsljc@hanmail.net
Three cases of chronic spinal epidural abscess following spinal epidural analgesia are presented. Spinal epidural abscess is a relatively rare infectious disease. It has recently increased in frequency due to the increased use of epidural steroid injections and epidural analgesia. It is very difficult to detect the spinal epidural abscess from its variable symptoms. So, it is important in making a diagnosis of epidural abscess to take into account the previous history of epidural analgesia.
Key Words: Spinal epidural abscess; Epidural analgesia
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