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J Neurosurg Spine. 2013 Jan;18(1):32-5. doi: 10.3171/2012.10.SPINE12733. Epub 2012 Nov 9.

Minimally invasive treatment of multilevel spinal epidural abscess.

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  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, USA.


The use of minimally invasive tubular retractor microsurgery for treatment of multilevel spinal epidural abscess is described. This technique was used in 3 cases, and excellent results were achieved. The authors conclude that multilevel spinal epidural abscesses can be safely and effectively managed using microsurgery via a minimally invasive tubular retractor system.

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