Volume 27, Issue 1 (Published 28 February 2013)                   Med J Islam Repub Iran 2013 | Back to browse issues page

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Department of Orthopedics Surgery, Shohada Hospital,Tabriz University of Medical Science, Tabriz, Iran. , jafarganjpour.s@yahoo.com
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  Epidural abscess of the spinal column is a rare condition that can be fatal if left untreated. It promptly progresses and can cause neurologic paralysis, urinary retention or cauda equina syndrome. Compromised immune system that occurs in patients with diabetes mellitus, AIDS, chronic renal failure, alcoholism, or cancer is a predisposing factor. It mostly occurs in adults. Here we would like to report a case of spontaneous pyogenic lumbar epidural abscess with neurological deficit diagnosed in a 15 year old boy. We treated this case successfully with surgical microscopic decompression and drainage.



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Type of Study: case report | Subject: Orthopedic Surgery