Spontaneous Spinal Epidural Hematoma: A Case of a Benign Presentation and Emergency Department Management.
Ocala Regional Medical Center
extradural bleeding, neurologic emergency, spinal epidural hematoma (seh), spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage, spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma
Emergency Medicine | Nervous System Diseases
Spontaneous spinal epidural hematomas (SSEHs) are neurological emergencies complicated by a wide array of presentations. In this study, we report a case of a patient who presented with neck pain and was diagnosed with an SSEH with computed tomography (CT) angiography with subsequent confirmation by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The high-risk location and size of the lesion guided management and surgical intervention. In a stable patient presenting to the emergency department without focal neurological deficits, clinical suspicion and assessment of risk factors are integral in the evaluation of patient risk and subsequent imaging and intervention.
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Huang D, Iken S, Elbadri S, Falgiani M, Ganti L. Spontaneous Spinal Epidural Hematoma: A Case of a Benign Presentation and Emergency Department Management. Cureus. 2022;14(3):e23532. doi:10.7759/cureus.23532