Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma of thoracic spine: a rare case report and review of literature.

@article{Liu2008SpontaneousSE,
  title={Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma of thoracic spine: a rare case report and review of literature.},
  author={Wei-Hsiu Liu and Cheng-Ta Hsieh and Yung-Hsiao Chiang and Guann-Juh Chen},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={384.e1-2}
}
Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma is a rare condition of spinal cord compression, and emergent decompressive surgery is strictly indicated. Early recognition, accurate diagnosis, and rapid treatment may result in decreased morbidity and improved outcome. Here, we present a case of a 50-year-old man who sustained sudden onset of severe back pain, followed by progressive weakness and numbness over bilateral lower limbs. Magnetic resonance imaging of thoracic spine demonstrated an epidural mass… CONTINUE READING

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