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Rapidly progressive paraplegia and pleural empyema: how does that correlate?
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PMID:  23275088     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 74-year-old man presented with progressive dyspnea after a 10-days latency following a thoracic trauma. CT imaging showed multiple rib fracture and an empyema that was primarily treated by a chest tube. In the course of the hospital stay, a rapidly progressive paraplegia developed and the MR imaging revealed a peridural abscess caused by a pleural empyema. Due to trauma-related barrier damage and the initial delay of the operative therapy a usually less invasive pathogen (streptococcus intermedius) could affect the peridural space. The successful therapy consisted of urgent laminectomy and a subsequent video-assisted thoracoscopy supported by systemic antibiotic therapy.
Authors:
Mario Lescan; Guilherme Lepski; Volker Steger; Christian Schlensak; Tobias Walker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  General thoracic and cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1863-6713     ISO Abbreviation:  Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101303952     Medline TA:  Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Tuebingen University Hospital, Hoppe-Seyler-Straße 3, 72076, Tuebingen, Germany, mariolescan@gmx.de.
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