Traumatic spinal epidural hematoma: A case review

Lydia Prusty and G. K. Prusty

International Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences
Published: March 21 2017
Volume 5, Issue 1
Pages 1-8


There are very few cases of post traumatic Spinal Epidural Hematoma (SEH) reported in literature. The authors have reported five such cases of SEH who have all had a history of trauma. All five cases underwent early surgical intervention and four of them recovered completely while one recovered with some post-operative neurological deficit. SEH must be considered when there is a history of trauma to spine to avoid unnecessary delay in initiating appropriate treatment.

Keywords: Trauma, spinal epidural hematoma, cervical spine, thoracic spine.

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