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Spontaneous Cervical Epidural Hematoma

Authors:

S. Giglioli ,

Department of Intensive Care, Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Cliniques universitaires Saint Luc, Brussels., BE
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D. Castanares-Zapatero,

Department of Intensive Care, Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Cliniques universitaires Saint Luc, Brussels., BE
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D. Rommel

Department of Medical Imaging, Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Cliniques universitaires Saint Luc, Brussels., BE
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Abstract

Background: A 65-year-old woman was admitted to the emergency department for sudden onset of neck pain and dysesthesia of both upper limbs. The pain occurred spontaneously, without any history of recent trauma. Rapidly after her admission, she developed tetraparesia. The patient had a past medical history of long standing hypertension correctly controlled as confirmed at admission. Neurological examination confirmed the tetraparetic status with a sensory level at Th3. Moreover, a saddle anesthesia with impaired bladder control was observed. Cranial nerve examination and consciousness of the patient remained normal. Laboratory coagulation tests and platelets count were all within normal limits.

How to Cite: Giglioli S, Castanares-Zapatero D, Rommel D. Spontaneous Cervical Epidural Hematoma. Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology. 2015;98(3):125–6. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/jbr-btr.796
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Published on 01 Jun 2015.
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