Epidural Spinal Abscess
E. Tamir, Y. Mirovsky, N. Halperin
Orthopedics Dept., Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Zerifin
A 42-year-old man was admitted for fever and severe low back pain radiating to both legs. On MRI, an epidural spinal abscess from S1 to D10 was seen. Treatment included laminectomy, drainage of the abscess and antibiotics. Recovery was complete without neurological damage. Increased awareness of this disease may lead to diagnosis and treatment.