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Apr.  2010
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Epidural abscess after multiple lumbar punctures for labour epidural catheter placement

  • Received Date: 2010-06-02
  • Epidural?catheterization?is?routinely?used?by?anaesthesiologists?to?provide?labour?and?post-operative?analgesia.?In?most?cases,?catheter?placement?is?without?serious?side?effects?and?uneventful.?However,?epidural?abscess?is?a?rare?complication?that?may?result?in?severe?morbidity.?We?present?a?case?of?epidural?abscess?after?labour?epidural?catheter?placement?in?a?healthy?36-year-old?female?who?presented?on?post-partum?d?10?with?complaints?of?fever?and?back?pain.?She?was?treated?with?intravenous?antibiotics?and?fully?recovered.
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Epidural abscess after multiple lumbar punctures for labour epidural catheter placement

  • 1. Department?of?Anaesthesiology?and?Pain?Medicine,?University?of?California,?Davis,?California?95817,?USA

Abstract: Epidural?catheterization?is?routinely?used?by?anaesthesiologists?to?provide?labour?and?post-operative?analgesia.?In?most?cases,?catheter?placement?is?without?serious?side?effects?and?uneventful.?However,?epidural?abscess?is?a?rare?complication?that?may?result?in?severe?morbidity.?We?present?a?case?of?epidural?abscess?after?labour?epidural?catheter?placement?in?a?healthy?36-year-old?female?who?presented?on?post-partum?d?10?with?complaints?of?fever?and?back?pain.?She?was?treated?with?intravenous?antibiotics?and?fully?recovered.

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