Cervical subdural empyema following acupuncture

Ming Hong Chen, Mei Hsiu Chen, Jing Shan Huang

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摘要

A review of the literature reveals only a few cases of spinal subdural empyema. Etiologies of spinal subdural empyema include hematogenous spread from skin lesions, systemic sepsis, direct spread from spinal osteomyelitis and complications of discography. However, in this report, we describe a patient who developed spinal subdural empyema following several cervical acupuncture sessions. Operative treatment with adequate laminectomy, removal of abscess, and copious irrigation resulted in good recovery. Microbiologic culture study of pus obtained at surgery was positive for Staphylococcus aureus. The need for sterilization procedures for acupuncture is emphasized and a brief review of the relevant literature is presented.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)909-911
頁數3
期刊Journal of Clinical Neuroscience
11
發行號8
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 11月 2004
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 手術
  • 神經內科
  • 神經病學(臨床)
  • 生理學(醫學)

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