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Cervical spinal epidural abscess after oesophagoscopy.
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PMID:  22918512     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-24
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:  -     ISSN:  1432-0932     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Spine J     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
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Created Date:  2012-8-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9301980     Medline TA:  Eur Spine J     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia,
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