Emergency Radiology

, Volume 15, Issue 4, pp 281–284

Spinal epidural hematoma in an infant as the initial presentation of severe hemophilia

Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s10140-007-0667-0

Cite this article as:
Kalina, P., Morris, J. & Raffel, C. Emerg Radiol (2008) 15: 281. doi:10.1007/s10140-007-0667-0

Abstract

We describe the clinical manifestations, radiographic features, and management options of an extensive spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma in a 7-month boy who had severe hemophilia that had not been previously diagnosed, despite a baseline factor VIII level less than 1% of normal. We believe this to be the youngest reported case of a symptomatic spontaneous spinal epidural hemorrhage in an infant subsequently initially establishing a diagnosis of hemophilia.

Keywords

Epidural hematomaHemophiliaInfantMRI

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© Am Soc Emergency Radiol 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Neuroradiology, Department of NeurosurgeryMayo ClinicRochesterUSA