Case report: spontaneous spinal epidural haematoma during pregnancy: case report and review of the literature.

@article{Szkup2004CaseRS,
  title={Case report: spontaneous spinal epidural haematoma during pregnancy: case report and review of the literature.},
  author={Peter Szkup and Grant Stoneham},
  journal={The British journal of radiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={77 922},
  pages={881-4}
}
Spontaneous epidural haematoma is rare in pregnancy and only five cases have been reported. We present a case of a 31-year-old female G2P1 who at 32 weeks of gestation developed progressive ascending paralysis and numbness to a level of approximately T4. An urgent MRI of the spine was performed, which demonstrated a posterior epidural lesion at T1-T4 level. The lesion showed signal changes consistent with an epidural haematoma in the hyperacute stage. An emergency cesarean section was performed… CONTINUE READING
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