Thoracic Intradural Aspergillus Abscess Formation following Epidural Steroid Injection

Gaurav Saigal, M. Judith Post, Dusko Kozic

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Abstract

We report an extremely unusual iatrogenic infection of the spinal canal with Aspergillus fumigatus that resulted in intradural abscess formation following epidural steroid injection in an immunocompetent young individual. Although the imaging findings of the infection were relatively nonspecific, MR imaging not only allowed for a prompt diagnosis, but also helped in surgical localization to the intradural compartment. Complications from the use of these injections are briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)642-644
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Volume25
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2004

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Epidural Injections
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Spinal Canal
Aspergillus fumigatus
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  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Thoracic Intradural Aspergillus Abscess Formation following Epidural Steroid Injection. / Saigal, Gaurav; Judith Post, M.; Kozic, Dusko.

In: American Journal of Neuroradiology, Vol. 25, No. 4, 01.04.2004, p. 642-644.

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