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Cervical spinal epidural abscess after oesophagoscopy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22918512     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: Spinal epidural abscess is an uncommon entity, especially in the cervical region.
CASE REPORT: We report a patient with epidural abscess, vertebral osteomyelitis and discitis in the cervical spine that was caused by iatrogenic perforation of the pharynx during diagnostic oesophagoscopy, which has not been recorded previously in the literature.
CONCLUSION: Cervical spinal epidural abscess may be caused by iatrogenic perforation of pharyngeal wall during diagnostic oesophagoscopy. Early diagnosis with an MRI and surgical treatment with antimicrobial chemotherapy are keys to successful management of this rare and life-threatening complication.
Danilo Radulovic; Ljiljana Vujotic
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2012-08-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  European spine journal : official publication of the European Spine Society, the European Spinal Deformity Society, and the European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society     Volume:  22 Suppl 3     ISSN:  1432-0932     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Spine J     Publication Date:  2013 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-05-02     Completed Date:  2013-11-19     Revised Date:  2014-05-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9301980     Medline TA:  Eur Spine J     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S369-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cervical Vertebrae
Discitis / etiology
Epidural Abscess / etiology*
Esophagoscopy / adverse effects*
Middle Aged
Osteomyelitis / etiology
Pharynx / injuries*

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