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Epidural abscess in an obstetric patient.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10631427     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Epidural abscess is a rare complication of epidural block and occasionally presents in the post partum period. A case is described where a thoracolumbar abscess presented with backache and headache 10 days after an apparently uneventful block for labour and caesarean section. The abscess was treated medically with a satisfactory outcome. The literature is reviewed in order to assess several recent reports of infectious complications of epidural block in obstetric patients.
C B Collier; S P Gatt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anaesthesia and intensive care     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0310-057X     ISO Abbreviation:  Anaesth Intensive Care     Publication Date:  1999 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-02-01     Completed Date:  2000-02-01     Revised Date:  2006-08-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0342017     Medline TA:  Anaesth Intensive Care     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  662-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anaesthesia, Prince of Wales Private Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales.
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MeSH Terms
Analgesia, Epidural / adverse effects*
Analgesia, Obstetrical / adverse effects*
Cesarean Section
Epidural Abscess / diagnosis,  etiology*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Puerperal Infection / etiology*

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