Chronic Spinal Epidural Hematoma in an Adult


Tokmak M., ARAS A. B. , Altiok I. B. , Guven M., Cosar M.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF GENERAL MEDICINE, vol.12, no.3, pp.267-270, 2015 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.15197/ejgm.01430
  • Journal Name: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF GENERAL MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.267-270
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Spinal epidural hematoma (SEH) causing neurological deficit is a rare clinical entity. It may have either traumatic origin or it may occur spontaneously. Majority of the reported cases of SEH had nontraumatic causes and most of them were in the acute stage. Early chronic traumatic SEH in an adult is very rare and its prompt diagnosis with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is crucial for the accurate management of the patient. Our case was 56 year-old man presented at our neurosurgery clinic with a complaint of progressive burning pain, weakness, paresthesia over the left leg and hypoesthesia over the pelvic region. In this report, we presented a postraumatic lumbar SEH which is a unique presentation of chronic traumatic SEH because of long time interval between the trauma and beginning of the symptoms.