Extensive spinal epidural hematoma: a rare complication of aortic coarctation

  title={Extensive spinal epidural hematoma: a rare complication of aortic coarctation},
  author={Jan Zizka and Pavel Eli{\'a}{\vs} and Anton{\'i}n Michl and Jan Harrer and Tom{\'a}{\vs} {\vC}es{\'a}k and Arnold Herman},
  journal={European Radiology},
Development of collateral circulation belongs among the typical signs of aortic coarctation. Cerebral or spinal artery aneurysm formation with increased risk of subarachnoid hemorrhage represent the most common neurovascular complication of this disease. We report a case of a 20-year-old sportsman who developed acute non-traumatic paraplegia as a result of extensive spinal epidural hemorrhage from collateral vessels accompanying aortic coarctation which was unrecognized up to that time. To the… CONTINUE READING
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