Epidural abscess after multiple lumbar punctures for labour epidural catheter placement

Sundeep S. Tumber, Hong Liu

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)332-335
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Biomedical Research
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2010

Keywords

  • Abscess
  • Analgesia
  • Catheters
  • Epidural
  • Labour

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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