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Surgical management of cervical spinal epidural abscess caused by Brucella melitensis : report of two cases and review of the literature.
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PMID:  22949972     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Spinal epidural abscess, if especially caused by Brucellosis is a very rare disease which is usually a consequence of spondylodiscitis. The spinal column can be affected at any joint; however, the lumbar spine is the most common region, especially at the level of the L4-5 and L5-S1. The frequency of spinal involvement usually seen at the lumbar, thoracic and cervical spine respectively. As an occupational disease in farmers, veterinaries, butchers, laboratory staff and shepherds, brucellosis can also occur by direct contact to animals and infected materials or ingestion of raw cheese, milk or unpasteurized milk products. In this study, we presented two cases with cervical spinal epidural abscess caused by brucella melitensis, which was successfully treated by surgical approach. Initial treatment was combined with antibiotic therapy after the surgery for 3 months.
Mehmet Ali Ekici; Zühtü Ozbek; Abdülkerim Gökoğlu; Ahmet Menkü
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-06-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society     Volume:  51     ISSN:  1598-7876     ISO Abbreviation:  J Korean Neurosurg Soc     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-05     Completed Date:  2012-09-06     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101467054     Medline TA:  J Korean Neurosurg Soc     Country:  Korea (South)    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  383-7     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Neurosurgery, Şevket Yılmaz Training and Research Hospital, Mimar Sinan Ward. Emniyet Avenue, Bursa, Turkey.
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