Engorged anterior epidural venous plexus mimics an anterior epidural mass.
A 48-year-old woman presented with severe neck pain on flexion 1 week after a reportedly uncomplicated lumbar puncture, and with a slightly elevated white blood cell count. Magnetic resonance imaging showed an anterior epidural mass that was thought to represent an epidural abscess. At surgery, the epidural "mass" was due to an engorged anterior epidural venous plexus.
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Shinaver, C. N., & Caldemeyer, K. S. (1998). Engorged anterior epidural venous plexus mimics an anterior epidural mass. Journal of neuroimaging : official journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging, 8(4), 242–244. https://doi.org/10.1111/jon199884242
Diagnosis | Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Radiology
Department of Radiology and Diagnostic Medical Imaging