Epidural Abscess

Sandi Lam*, Tien T. Nguyen

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Neurology
Subtitle of host publicationA Clinical Approach
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781405157384
StatePublished - May 18 2010


  • Epidural abscess
  • Epidural abscess, developing between skull and dura mater
  • Erythrocyte sedimentation rate, elevated representing a non-specific finding
  • Incidence of intracranial epidural abscess
  • Intracranial epidural abscesses - direct extension in association with sinusitis, cranial osteomyelitis, direct penetrating trauma, or postoperative infection
  • Lumbar puncture, not recommended for intracranial epidural abscess
  • Neurologic status at time of presentation - good predictor of neurologic outcome
  • Prophylaxis for seizures - anticonvulsants mandatory, if seizure activity occurs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Neuroscience
  • General Medicine

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