Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma causing paraplegia: resolution and recovery without surgical decompression.

@article{Clarke1992SpontaneousSE,
  title={Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma causing paraplegia: resolution and recovery without surgical decompression.},
  author={David B. Clarke and Gilles Bertrand and Donatella Tampieri},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={1992},
  volume={30 1},
  pages={108-11}
}
Spontaneous spinal epidural hematomas are well-recognized but rare entities. The standard treatment for these hematomas has been prompt surgical evacuation. The authors report a case of a 76-year-old man who precipitously became paraplegic secondary to a spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma and then experienced the complete resolution of his neurological deficit and the hematoma. We conclude that conservative (nonoperative) management of spontaneous spinal epidural hematomas may be appropriate… CONTINUE READING

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