Spinal Epidural Abscess Differential Diagnoses

Updated: May 31, 2022
  • Author: Omaditya (Goldey) Khanna, MD; Chief Editor: Niranjan N Singh, MBBS, MD, DM, FAHS, FAANEM  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Other diagnoses to consider include the following:

  • Cervical/thoracic spine myelopathy
  • Vertebral osteomyelitis
  • Back pain (axial)
  • Lumbosacral disk syndromes
  • Lumbosacral spondylosis
  • Psoas abscess
  • Retropharyngeal abscess
  • Transverse myelitis
  • Cat scratch disease [11]

Differential Diagnoses