Thoracic Intradural Aspergillus Abscess Formation following Epidural Steroid Injection

Gaurav Saigal, M. Judith Donovan 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 (US)
Pages (from-to)642-644
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Volume25
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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