• Spontaneous spinal epidural abscess.

      Ellanti, P; Morris, S; Department of Trauma Orthopaedics, AMNCH, Tallaght, Dublin 24. prasad.ellanti@gmail.com (Irish Medical Journal (IMJ), 2011-10)
      Spinal epidural abscess is an uncommon entity, the frequency of which is increasing. They occur spontaneously or as a complication of intervention. The classical triad of fever, back pain and neurological symptoms are not always present. High index of suspicion is key to diagnosis. Any delay in diagnosis and treatment can have significant neurological consequences. We present the case of a previously well man with a one month history of back pain resulting from an epidural abscess.