Diseases of the Colon & Rectum

, Volume 43, Issue 7, pp 1015–1017 | Cite as

Lumbar osteomyelitis and epidural abscess complicating recurrent pilonidal cyst

Report of a case
  • Aurelio Verdú
  • Eduardo García-Granero
  • Maria Jose García-Fuster
  • Antonio Martin
  • Monica Millan
  • Salvador Lledo
Case Reports

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 cyst Lumbar osteomyelis Epidural abscess Complications 

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© The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Aurelio Verdú
    • 1
  • Eduardo García-Granero
    • 1
  • Maria Jose García-Fuster
    • 1
  • Antonio Martin
    • 1
  • Monica Millan
    • 1
  • Salvador Lledo
    • 1
  1. 1.From the Department of General SurgeryClinic Hospital, University of ValenciaValenciaSpain

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