European Spine Journal

, Volume 16, Supplement 3, pp 322–325 | Cite as

Easy drainage of presacral abscess

  • Vishal NigamEmail author
  • H. S. Chhabra
Cae Report


Presacral region is one of the difficult regions for drainage of abscess as the approaches described for this carry a lot of morbidities. Transpedicular approach is described for the drainage of presacral abscess. Further, tuberculous abscess as a cause of cauda equina syndrome is reported. Patient had complete neurological recovery within weeks of drainage of abscess. Transpedicular drainage of presacral abscess is a safer option for recently developed neurological deficit. Late presentation may need anterior approach, which is associated with increased morbidity.


Presacral abscess Transpedicular drainage 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Indian Spinal Injuries CentreNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.NoidaIndia

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