alexa Abstract | Spinal Epidural Abscess in Head and Neck Surgery
ISSN: 2165-7939

Journal of Spine
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The incidence of spinal epidural abscess is extremely rare and even more unique in otolaryngology. We encountered a case of lumbar spinal epidural abscess in an 80-year-old diabetic patient after partial glossectomy and neck dissection performed for cancer. Our patient had an uneventful procedure with an expected immediate postoperative hospital course; however, she returned to the hospital one week postoperatively with back pain and lower extremity weakness and paresthesias.

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Author(s): Esther Cheng and Eric Thorpe


Spinal epidural, Neck Surgery, Spine,Spine Surgery,Neck pain

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