Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Anaesth Intensive Care. 1999 Dec;27(6):662-6.

Epidural abscess in an obstetric patient.

Author information

1
Department of Anaesthesia, Prince of Wales Private Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales.

Abstract

Epidural abscess is a rare complication of epidural block and occasionally presents in the post partum period. A case is described where a thoracolumbar abscess presented with backache and headache 10 days after an apparently uneventful block for labour and caesarean section. The abscess was treated medically with a satisfactory outcome. The literature is reviewed in order to assess several recent reports of infectious complications of epidural block in obstetric patients.

PMID:
10631427
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free full text
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Australian Society of Anaesthetists
    Loading ...
    Support Center