Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma in the young

William C. Robertson, Yu En Lee, M. Bruce Edmonson

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Abstract

There have been few descriptions of spontaneous epidural hematoma of the spinal cord in children. Duration of symptoms in previous cases has varied from hours to days. We recently evaluated a 6-year-old girl with cord compression from an extradural clot, who complained of thoracic back pain for 3 months before becoming paraplegic. Our experience suggests that spontaneous epidural bleeding may be responsible for episodic back pain and cord compression in children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)120-122
Number of pages3
JournalNeurology
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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