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Dr slosar, my dad is 79 and diabetic. He has been diagnosed with spinal infection with epidural and bilateral psosas abscess. Non-surgicaloption safe?

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Dr. Ryan Stanton
Emergency Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: No

This is a very dangerous infection and it needs to be treated as quickly as possible.
Sometimes abscesses are treated with just antibiotics and monitoring, but they must be thoroughly evaluated with every option on the table.

In brief: No

This is a very dangerous infection and it needs to be treated as quickly as possible.
Sometimes abscesses are treated with just antibiotics and monitoring, but they must be thoroughly evaluated with every option on the table.
Dr. Ryan Stanton
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Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology

In brief: Perhaps

A highly specialized question for an experienced neurosurgeon.
Good luck!

In brief: Perhaps

A highly specialized question for an experienced neurosurgeon.
Good luck!
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