Diseases of the Colon & Rectum

, Volume 43, Issue 7, pp 1015–1017

Lumbar osteomyelitis and epidural abscess complicating recurrent pilonidal cyst

Report of a case

Authors

  • Aurelio Verdú
    • From the Department of General SurgeryClinic Hospital, University of Valencia
  • Eduardo García-Granero
    • From the Department of General SurgeryClinic Hospital, University of Valencia
  • Maria Jose García-Fuster
    • From the Department of General SurgeryClinic Hospital, University of Valencia
  • Antonio Martin
    • From the Department of General SurgeryClinic Hospital, University of Valencia
  • Monica Millan
    • From the Department of General SurgeryClinic Hospital, University of Valencia
  • Salvador Lledo
    • From the Department of General SurgeryClinic Hospital, University of Valencia
Case Reports

DOI: 10.1007/BF02237370

Cite this article as:
Verdú, A., García-Granero, E., García-Fuster, M.J. et al. Dis Colon Rectum (2000) 43: 1015. doi:10.1007/BF02237370
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Abstract

PURPOSE: This study was conducted to report the rare presentation of lumbar osteomyelitis and epidural abscess as a complication of a pilonidal cyst. METHODS: A case report is presented. RESULTS: We describe the rare case of a male patient with diabetes with a recurring pilonidal cyst who developed a lumbar osteomyelitis and epidural abscess three weeks after pilonidal cyst excision with epidural anesthesia, with a fatal outcome despite emergency treatment. CONCLUSIONS: Life-threatening complications should be kept in mind in high-risk patients with repetitive surgery and neurologic involvement.

Key words

Pilonidal cystLumbar osteomyelisEpidural abscessComplications

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© The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons 2000