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Spinal subdural Staphylococcus aureus abscess: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16218919     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Spinal subdural abscesses (SSA) are rare and to date only 57 cases have been reported. The exact incidence of the SSA is unknown. The most affected region is the thoraco-lumbar spine and the most common bacterial source is Staphylococcus aureus. The timing for magnetic resonance imaging is very important in these patients. Because early diagnosis and emergent treatment is vital to prevent the formation or progression of neurologic deficits.
M Vural; A Arslantaş; B Adapinar; A Kiremitçi; G Usluer; B Cuong; M A Atasoy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta neurologica Scandinavica     Volume:  112     ISSN:  0001-6314     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Neurol. Scand.     Publication Date:  2005 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-10-12     Completed Date:  2005-12-23     Revised Date:  2006-08-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370336     Medline TA:  Acta Neurol Scand     Country:  Denmark    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  343-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Osmangazi University, Eskisehir, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Cervical Vertebrae / pathology,  surgery
Decompression, Surgical
Diagnosis, Differential
Empyema, Subdural / diagnosis*,  pathology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Neurologic Examination
Postoperative Care
Spinal Cord / pathology,  surgery
Spinal Cord Compression / diagnosis
Spinal Diseases / diagnosis*,  surgery
Staphylococcal Infections / diagnosis*,  surgery
Thoracic Vertebrae / pathology,  surgery
Vancomycin / administration & dosage
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