Munakomi S, Bhattarai B. A case of progressive tetraparesis due to cervical epidural abscess. Int J Case Rep Images 2016;7(2):102–105.
Cervical epidural abscess (CEA) is a rare entity with varied clinical presentations. This can lead to significant delay in the timely diagnosis.
We report a rare case of sudden onset progressive tetra paresis in a 54-year-old male. Magnetic resonance imaging of cervical spine was suggestive of acute cervical spinal epidural abscess. Emergent surgical evacuation of the abscess resulted in gradual improvement of the neurological status in the patient.
Spinal epidural abscess may present with constellation of signs and symptoms. Timely diagnosis and intervention may prevent permanent deficits to the patients.
Sunil Munakomi – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Binod Bhattarai – Analysis and interpretation of data, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
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