European Spine Journal

, Volume 20, Supplement 2, pp 176–179

Spontaneous cervical epidural hematoma during pregnancy: case report and literature review

  • Peng Wang
  • Xiao-tang Xin
  • Hai Lan
  • Cong Chen
  • Bo Liu
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00586-010-1484-9

Cite this article as:
Wang, P., Xin, X., Lan, H. et al. Eur Spine J (2011) 20: 176. doi:10.1007/s00586-010-1484-9

Abstract

Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma (SSEH) during pregnancy is rare and may result in permanent damage if not promptly treated. There were few studies discussing the etiology, presentation and treatment of SSEH during pregnancy. The authors describe a case of spontaneous cervical epidural hematoma during pregnancy, which was diagnosed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and managed with surgical evacuation. A retrospective review of a case of spontaneous epidural hematoma of spine during pregnancy was performed. The clinical features, diagnoses, treatments and outcomes of all cases were analyzed. Precise diagnosis without delay and rapid surgical treatment are essential for the management of SSEH during pregnancy.

Keywords

Epidural hematomaSpineSpontaneousPregnancy

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peng Wang
    • 1
  • Xiao-tang Xin
    • 1
  • Hai Lan
    • 1
  • Cong Chen
    • 1
  • Bo Liu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Spine SurgeryWeihai Municipal HospitalWeihaiChina