Spinal Epidural Abscess (SEA)

Definition: Suppurative infection enclosed within the epidural space Epidemiology Incidence: 2-3 cases per 10,000 hospitalized patients (Sendi 2008). Rate is increasing given the rise in number of spinal procedures and anesthesia techniques Mortality is low at 5%, however, if untreated paralysis may occur Can occur at any age but most patients are between 50 and … Continue reading Spinal Epidural Abscess (SEA)