Clin Surg | Volume 4, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Spinal Epidural Hematoma Associated with Neurological Deficit after Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture: Case Report

Aloir Neri de Oliveira Júnior, Fernando Henrique Sauer Hehn, Vitoria da Silva Karnikowski, Willian Nandi Stipp, Phelipe de Souza Menegaz, Rafael Olívio Martins and Martins Back Netto*

Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma, Unisul University, Brazil

*Correspondance to: Martins Back Netto 

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Abstract

Post-traumatic Spinal Epidural Hematoma (SEH) is rare and represents less than 1% to 7% of all spine injuries. SEH is an important cause of cord compression and in some cases it leads to neurological deficit. The authors report a rare case of an 82-year-old woman admitted with neurological deficit and a previous history of osteoporotic vertebral fracture (L2) two months before admission that was chosen for conservative treatment. The diagnosis was made by Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the lumbar spine which revealed a spinal epidural hematoma. The article reports a rare case and discusses the clinical aspects and surgical treatment.

Keywords:

Epidural hematoma; Osteoporotic fracture; Hemilaminectomy; Lumbar spine

Citation:

de Oliveira Junior AN, Sauer Hehn FH, da Silva Karnikowski V, Stipp WN, de Souza Menegaz P, Martins RO, et al. Spinal Epidural Hematoma Associated with Neurological Deficit after Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture: Case Report. Clin Surg. 2019; 4: 2325.

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