Epidural abscess after multiple lumbar punctures for labour epidural catheter placement.
- Author(s): Tumber, Sundeep S
- Liu, Hong
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1016/s1674-8301(10)60046-2
Epidural catheterization is routinely used by anaesthesiologists to provide labour and post-operative analgesia. In most cases, catheter placement is without serious side effects and uneventful. However, epidural abscess is a rare complication that may result in severe morbidity. We present a case of epidural abscess after labour epidural catheter placement in a healthy 36-year-old female who presented on post-partum d 10 with complaints of fever and back pain. She was treated with intravenous antibiotics and fully recovered.