Acute intramedullary spinal cord abscess: Case report

Jonathan H. Erlich, Jeffery V. Rosenfeld, Andrew Fuller, Graham V. Brown, Jack Wodak, Brian P. Tress

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We report the first case of an acute pyogenic intramedullary cervical spinal cord abscess, brain abscesses, and meningitis due to an unusual anerobe, Bacteroides disiens. The importance of spinal magnetic resonance imaging for establishing the diagnosis is emphasized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)287-290
Number of pages4
JournalSurgical Neurology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1992
Externally publishedYes


  • Bacteroides disiens
  • Cerebral abscess
  • Intramedullary spinal cord abscess
  • Meningitis

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