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Surgical intervention is the current treatment for most patients with spinal epidural abscess. The surgical approach and technique depend on the location and extent of the infection. Because the location is usually posterior, a decompressive laminectomy over the involved levels generally is the treatment of choice.¹
¹R. Vaccaro MD, Alexander. Orthopaedic Knowledge Update. Rosemont: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2005.