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2022 Jul 18

World Neurosurg

Management of Holospinal Epidural Abscess.


Tracz J, Judy B, Witham T
World Neurosurg. 2022 Jul 18.
PMID: 35863647.


Holospinal epidural abscess (HEA) is a rare condition which can cause extensive cord compression, necessitating prompt neurosurgical intervention for evacuation and drainage. Here we report the case of a 74-year-old male with HEA due to Cutibacterium acnes infection leading to headache, neck stiffness and decreased mental acuity, successfully treated using segmental laminectomies in the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine.