Spinal Cord Compression Secondary to a Spontaneous Cervical Epidural Haematoma

  • Deeba Ali Service des Urgences, CHC MontLégia, Liège, Belgium
  • Yilmaz Gorur Service de Radiologie, Clinique André Renard, Herstal, Belgium
  • Benoît Cardos Service de Département des Sciences de la Santé Publique, Université de Liège, Belgium
  • Jean Bosco Masabarakiza Service des Urgences, CHU Sart-Tilman, Liège, Belgium
  • Anne-Christine Stilmant Service des Urgences, CHC MontLégia, Liège, Belgium
  • Michèle Yerna Service des Urgences, CHC MontLégia, Liège, Belgium
  • Noel Lorenzo-Villalba Service de Médecine Interne, Diabète et Maladies Métaboliques, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg, France

Keywords

Cervical haematoma, paraparesis, magnetic resonance imaging

Abstract

We report the case of an 86-year-old female patient with chronic neck pain who presented with an initial misleading clinical picture suggesting an ischaemic stroke. No recent or previous anticoagulation treatment or fall history was reported. The patient developed a paraplegia of the upper limbs needing magnetic resonance imaging which revealed a compressive cervical haematoma. The patient benefitted from cervical laminectomy and evacuation of the cervical haematoma. Motricity in upper extremities was recovered but paresis in the lower extremities persisted 1 week after surgical intervention.

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  • Published: 2022-03-09

    Issue: 2022: Vol 9 No 3 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
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    Ali D, Gorur Y, Cardos B, Masabarakiza JB, Stilmant A-C, Yerna M, Lorenzo-Villalba N. Spinal Cord Compression Secondary to a Spontaneous Cervical Epidural Haematoma. EJCRIM 2022;9 doi:10.12890/2022_002318.

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