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A Case of Cervical Epidural Abscess -Diagnosis using MRI and non -surgical treatment -


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Title: A Case of Cervical Epidural Abscess -Diagnosis using MRI and non -surgical treatment -
Authors: Miyazaki, Takashige / Watanabe, Akifumi / Maruyama, Noriyuki / Matsuo, Kengo / Nomoto, Takeyuki / Yasumori, Kou / Tanaka, Yoshito / Kohno, Shigeru / Hara, Kohei
Issue Date: 15-Dec-1994
Citation: Acta medica Nagasakiensia. 1994, 39(4), p.27-29
Abstract: A 65-year-old man with cervical epidural abscess presented with high fever and severe neck pain. On admission, he had difficulty in walking, and the next day paralysis and hyposthesia below the level of C6 developed. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed an anterior epidural abscess at C5-7, verteveral bodies levels. All of three blood cultures were positive for Staphylococcus aureus. He was treated with ceftazidame and ampicillin, supplemented with rifampicin and isoniazid for four weeks. The follow-up MRI demonstrated resolution of the abscess and cord compression. After three months, the patient was able to walk with a stick.
Keywords: Staphyloccus aureus / Abscess / Antibiotics / MRI
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/16007
ISSN: 00016055
Type: Departmental Bulletin Paper
Text Version: publisher
Appears in Collections:Volume 39, No. 4

Citable URI : http://hdl.handle.net/10069/16007

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