Can A Sinus Infection Cause An Abscess On The Gum?

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Definition

An epidural abscess is a collection of pus (infected material) between the outer covering of the brain and spinal cord and the bones of the skull or spine. The abscess causes swelling in the area.


Alternative Names

Abscess - epidural; Spinal abscess


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Epidural abscess is a rare disorder caused by infection in the area between the bones of the skull or spine, and the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord (meninges). This infection is called an...

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