Spontaneous spinal epidural haematoma. Etiological considerations.

  title={Spontaneous spinal epidural haematoma. Etiological considerations.},
  author={M C Wittebol and Cornelis W M van Veelen},
  journal={Clinical neurology and neurosurgery},
  volume={86 4},
Four cases with the typical clinical picture of spinal epidural haematoma are reported. The exact cause of the haemorrhage is generally unknown. A survey is presented of the various causative factors as put forward in the literature so far. The authors point out the possible etiology of this entity and emphasize the need for routine histological examination.