Abstract. – Authors report a case of acute paraplegia due to an epidural spinal abscess caused by a heroin injection that happened four months before. A complete neurological recovery is obtained by surgical decompression and antibiotic therapy despite the preoperative neurological status. The need for a surgical stabilization following extensive laminectomy is discussed.
Corresponding Author: Federico De Iure, MD; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgFree PDF Download
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F. De Iure, A. Gasbarrini, S. Paderni, S. Boriani
Acute paraplegia by epidural abscess: full neurological recovery following surgical decompression
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Vol. 10 - N. 3