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Disease Epidural Abscess

Name Epidural Abscess
Synonyms Abscess, Cranial Epidural | Abscess, Cranial Extradural | Abscess, Epidural | Abscesses, Intracranial Extradural | Abscess, Extradural | Abscess, Intracranial Epidural | Abscess, Intracranial Extradural | Abscess, Spinal Epidural | Abscess, Spinal Extradural | Cranial Epidural Abscess | Cranial Extradural Abscess | Epidural Abscess, Cranial | Epidural Abscess, Intracranial | Epidural Abscess, Spinal | Extradural Abscess | Extradural Abscesses, Intracranial | Extradural Abscess, Intracranial | Extradural Abscess, Spinal | Intracranial Epidural Abscess | Intracranial Extradural Abscess | Intracranial Extradural Abscesses | Spinal Epidural Abscess | Spinal Extradural Abscess
Definition Circumscribed collections of suppurative material occurring in the spinal or intracranial EPIDURAL SPACE. The majority of epidural abscesses occur in the spinal canal and are associated with OSTEOMYELITIS of a vertebral body; ANALGESIA, EPIDURAL; and other conditions. Clinical manifestations include local and radicular pain, weakness, sensory loss, URINARY INCONTINENCE, and FECAL INCONTINENCE. Cranial epidural abscesses are usually associated with OSTEOMYELITIS of a cranial bone, SINUSITIS, or OTITIS MEDIA. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p710 and pp1240-1; J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 1998 Aug;65(2):209-12)
Categories Bacterial infection or mycosis | Nervous system disease
MeSH® ID D020802
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