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Spinal Subdural Abscess: a Rare Complication of Decubitus Ulcer.
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PMID:  24667217     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Spinal subdural abscess (SSA) is an uncommon entity. The exact incidence is unknown, with very few cases reported in the literature. This condition may result in spinal cord compression, thus constituting a medical and neurosurgical emergency. The pathogenesis of SSA is not well-described, and the available knowledge is based on case observations only. There is only one case report that describes direct seeding from decubitus ulcers as a possible mechanism for development of SSA. We report a case of subacute onset of quadriplegia in a male patient, age 55 years, due to spinal cord compression from SSA and superimposed spinal subdural hematoma. The direct seeding from decubitus ulcers is thought to be the cause of infection in our patient. We present this case of SSA to elucidate and review the predisposing factors, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, diagnostic modalities, and treatment regarding management of this rare disorder.
Authors:
Natalia Usoltseva; Rafael Medina-Flores; Ateeq Rehman; Swetha Samji; Matthew D'Costa
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-3-25
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Title:  Clinical medicine & research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1554-6179     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Med Res     Publication Date:  2014 Mar 
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Created Date:  2014-3-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101175887     Medline TA:  Clin Med Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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