Spinal subdural Staphylococcus aureus abscess: case report and review of the literature

Vural M., Arslantas A., Adapinar B., Kiremitci A., Usluer G., Cuong B., ...More

ACTA NEUROLOGICA SCANDINAVICA, vol.112, no.5, pp.343-346, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 112 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1600-0404.2005.00496.x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.343-346
  • Keywords: spinal infection, Staphylococcus aureus, spinal subdural abscess, EPIDURAL ABSCESS, DERMAL SINUS, EMPYEMA, SECONDARY, MANAGEMENT
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Spinal subdural abscesses (SSA) are rare and to date only 57 cases have been reported. The exact incidence of the SSA is unknown. The most affected region is the thoraco-lumbar spine and the most common bacterial source is Staphylococcus aureus. The timing for magnetic resonance imaging is very important in these patients. Because early diagnosis and emergent treatment is vital to prevent the formation or progression of neurologic deficits.