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Intramedullary abscess--a rare complication of spinal dysraphism.

Authors
  • Maurice-Williams, R S
  • Pamphilon, D
  • Coakham, H B
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry
Publication Date
Nov 01, 1980
Volume
43
Issue
11
Pages
1045–1048
Identifiers
PMID: 7003066
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Two cases are reported of patients with spinal dysraphism who developed abscesses within the spinal cord. In one case the infection had spread to the cord through a dermal sinus, as in the six cases previously recorded in the literature. In the other patient the sepsis developed within an intramedullary epidermoid tumour, but the route of infection was not clear. Each patient made a virtually full neurological recovery after open drainage of the abscess.

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