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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 2006;51(1):109-111.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.2006.51.1.109   
The Epidural and Psoas Abscess Recognized after Lumbar Epidural Block: A case report.
Chang Jae Kim, Mee Young Chung, Jun Seuk Chea, Byung Ho Lee, Jae Chul Chung
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. jhjs0806@catholic.ac.kr
Abstract
Epidural block is widely used for the diagnosis and treatment of the acute and chronic pain in pain clinic. But, it has several complications like as headache, spinal injury, epidural hematoma and infection including epidural abscess, meningitis and osteomyelitis. Among them, the simultaneous occurrence of psoas and epidural abscesses is extremely rare. We report a patient diagnosed as epidural and psoas absesses one month after lumbar epidural block and treated successfully with surgical decompression and drainage.
Key Words: epidural abscess; epidural block; psoas abscess
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