Spinal Epidural Hematoma in a Patient with Hemophilia B Presenting as Acute Abdomen

  • Nilay NirupamEmail author
  • Harish Pemde
  • Jagdish Chandra
Case Report


Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma (SSEH) is a rare complication in patients of haemophilia. We report the case of a 9-year-old boy with severe haemophilia B who presented with acute abdomen of 5 days duration. Acute onset of neck/back pain,walking impairment and urinary retention has usually been described as symptom complex in SSEH. The hematoma was identified by magnetic resonance imaging of the spinal column. Our case calls attention to recognition of abdominal pain (with no other localizing features) as initial symptom of SSEH and prompt evaluation and management before more overt symptoms of spinal cord compression becomes evident.


Hemophilia B Epidural hematoma Acute abdomen 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Pediatric Hematology, Department of PediatricsLady Hardinge Medical College and Associated Kalawati Saran Children’s HospitalNew DelhiIndia

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