JAYPEE JOURNALS
International Scientific Journals from Jaypee
Subscriber's Login
Home Instructions Editorial Board Current Issue Pubmed Archives Subscription Contact Us
The Journal of Spinal Surgery
Abstract
 
 

ABSTRACT

Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma (SSEH) is rare in pregnancy and only few cases have been reported in literature. Herein, author presents a case of a 26-year-old female with 17 weeks of gestation who developed progressive descending quadriparesis (tetraparesis) and numbness below the level of C4. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the cervical spine demonstrated an epidural hematoma extending from C3 to C7 vertebrae. Posterior decompressive laminectomy was performed with removal of the epidural hematoma. The patient’s neurological function subsequently improved.
The diagnosis and management of spontaneous epidural hematoma in pregnancy is presented with a review of literature.

Keywords: Cervical epidural hematoma, Complications, Pregnancy, Spontaneous.

How to cite this article: Rege S, Gupta R, Patil H, Narayan S, Tadghare J. Spontaneous Cervical Epidural Hematoma during Pregnancy. J Spinal Surg 2016;3(4):154-156.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None

 
 
logo
© Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.