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J Korean Acad Rehabil Med. 2008 Jun;32(3):357-360. Korean. Case Report.
Lee JK , Yim YM , Lim OK , Bae KH , Kim SH , Lee KL , Choi CH , Jeong JS .
Department of Rehabilitation, Gachon University of Medicine and Science, Korea. pm@gilhospital.com
Abstract

Epidural abscess and vertebral osteomyelitis induced by epidural injection is rare but one of the most serious complications. A 58-year old woman complained of aggrevating radicular pain to bilteral lower legs, tenderness on coccygeal area and claudication, after epidural injection for management of intractable sciatica. MRI and ultrasound revealed epidural abscess compressing dural sac at the level of L5-S1 vertebral body, sacrococcygeal abscess, and later S5- 1stcoccyx osteomyelitis. We report epidural abscess and vertebral osteomyelitis induced by caudal epidural injection.

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