Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 13, Issue 4, pp 241–243 | Cite as

Chronic spinal epidural hematoma in hemophilia A in a child

  • P. Stanley
  • J. G. McComb
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A case of chronic spinal epidural hematoma in a thirteen-year-old male, subsequently found to have hemophilia A is reported. Following myelography, surgery was undertaken with clotting factor replacement with relief of cord compression. The patient made an uneventful recovery.

Key words

Spine Epidural hematoma Myelogram Hemophilia Factor VIII 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Stanley
    • 1
    • 3
  • J. G. McComb
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyChildren's Hospital of Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Division of Neurological SurgeryChildren's Hospital of Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.University of Southern California School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA

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