Chronic Spinal Epidural Hematoma in an Adult
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Istanbul Medipol University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Istanbul, Turke
Canakkale 18 March University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Canakkale, Turkey
Istanbul Medipol Hospital, Department of Radiology, Istanbul, Turkey
Publication date: 2015-07-15
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Adem Bozkurt Aras   

Canakkale 18 March University, Faculty of Medicine,Department of Neurosurgery, Canakkale-Turkey
Eur J Gen Med 2015;12(3):267-270
Spinal epidural hematoma (SEH) causing neurological deficit is a rare clinical entity. It may have either traumatic origin or it may occur spontaneously. Majority of the reported cases of SEH had nontraumatic causes and most of them were in the acute stage. Early chronic traumatic SEH in an adult is very rare and its prompt diagnosis with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is crucial for the accurate management of the patient. Our case was 56 year-old man presented at our neurosurgery clinic with a complaint of progressive burning pain, weakness, paresthesia over the left leg and hypoesthesia over the pelvic region. In this report, we presented a postraumatic lumbar SEH which is a unique presentation of chronic traumatic SEH because of long time interval between the trauma and beginning of the symptoms.
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