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Idiopathic Spinal Epidural Abscess: A Case Report

Author(s): Chaitali Biswas | Anirban Pal | Saswata Bharati | Nitesh Sinha

Journal: Indian Anaesthetists' Forum
ISSN 0973-0311

Volume: 12;
Issue: 20;
Start page: 1234;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: spinal epidural abscess | idiopathic | neurologic deficits | surgical emergency

Epidural abscess is a potentially life-threatening disease which can lead to medical-surgical emergency. Idiopathic spinal epidural abscess (SEA) with atypical manifestations is extremely rare. We describe such a case which led to severe neurological compromise and was not associated with any known risk factors.
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