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Could you explain what is a spinal subdural abscess?

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Dr. Joseph Pfeifer
39 years experience in Trauma Surgery
Infection: The spinal cord is covered by a tough layer, the dura, which also extends to the brain. A subdural abscess is an infection which causes an abscess (or infection collection of fluid) beneath this layer. It can compress the cord or allow infection to enter the brain.
Answered on Dec 30, 2014
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