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Spontaneous Spinal Epidural Hematoma in an Infant.
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PMID:  22433427     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma is a rare entity, especially in infants. The cervicothoracic region is the most commonly affected site in children. The clinical features are often nonspecific, leading to a delay in diagnosis. Early management is probably associated with better functional outcomes. Here the authors report a 12-month-old girl who presented with excessive irritability and weakness of limbs. Magnetic resonance imaging of spine revealed epidural hematoma on the dorsal aspect of the spinal cord in the C2-C5 region. There were no predisposing factors. She started showing neurological recovery even prior to presentation. She was managed conservatively. This case report aims to raise awareness about this otherwise morbid neurological emergency, in which early intervention is pivotal.
Ravindra Arya; Puneet Jain; Atin Kumar; Sheffali Gulati
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of child neurology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1708-8283     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-3-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8606714     Medline TA:  J Child Neurol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Division of Neurology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA.
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