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Spontaneous spinal epidural haematoma during pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20329420     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Spontaneous spinal epidural haematoma (SSEH) is rare in pregnancy and only five cases have been reported. We present a case of a 25-year-old female G1P0 (gravida one, para zero) who at 31 weeks of gestation developed progressive descending quadriplegia and numbness upto the level of C4. MRI of the spine was performed, which demonstrated a cervical epidural evolving hematoma/abscess extending from C3 to C7 vertebrae. For which spinal decompression with spinal laminectomy was performed with removal of an epidural haematoma. The patient's neurological function subsequently improved. The diagnosis and management of spontaneous epidural haematoma in pregnancy is presented with a review of the literature.
D P Singh; S C Lamtha; S Kumar
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0004-5772     ISO Abbreviation:  J Assoc Physicians India     Publication Date:  2009 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-24     Completed Date:  2010-04-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505585     Medline TA:  J Assoc Physicians India     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  540-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, RNT Medical College, Udaipur.
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MeSH Terms
Decompression, Surgical*
Hematoma, Epidural, Spinal / diagnosis,  etiology,  surgery*
Hypesthesia / etiology,  surgery
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Pregnancy Complications / diagnosis,  etiology,  surgery*
Pregnancy Outcome
Quadriplegia / etiology,  radiography
Treatment Outcome

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