Cervical spontaneous epidural hematoma as a complication of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

L. Mastronardi, S. Carletti, D. Frondizi, C. Spera, G. Maira

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Abstract

Epidural hematoma is a rare cause of spinal cord compression, which usually provokes severe neurological deficits. It is presumed to originate from venous or, more probably, arterial bleeding. Thrombocytopenia and other disorders of coagulation may precipitate the onset of epidural hematoma and facilitate the evolution of the disease. We report the case of a patient suffering from a non-Hodgkin's lymphoma with severe thrombocytopenia during a MACOP-B schedule, who presented with a spontaneous cervical epidural hematoma. We discuss the etiopathological aspects, diagnosis, and treatment of this rare cause of acute cervical spinal cord compression.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)268-271
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Spine Journal
Volume5
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1996

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Hematoma
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Spinal Cord Compression
Thrombocytopenia
Appointments and Schedules
Hemorrhage
Therapeutics
Cervical Cord

Keywords

  • Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • Spinal epidural hematoma
  • Surgery
  • Thrombocytopenia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Mastronardi, L., Carletti, S., Frondizi, D., Spera, C., & Maira, G. (1996). Cervical spontaneous epidural hematoma as a complication of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. European Spine Journal, 5(4), 268-271.

Cervical spontaneous epidural hematoma as a complication of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. / Mastronardi, L.; Carletti, S.; Frondizi, D.; Spera, C.; Maira, G.

In: European Spine Journal, Vol. 5, No. 4, 1996, p. 268-271.

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Mastronardi, L, Carletti, S, Frondizi, D, Spera, C & Maira, G 1996, 'Cervical spontaneous epidural hematoma as a complication of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma', European Spine Journal, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 268-271.
Mastronardi, L. ; Carletti, S. ; Frondizi, D. ; Spera, C. ; Maira, G. / Cervical spontaneous epidural hematoma as a complication of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. In: European Spine Journal. 1996 ; Vol. 5, No. 4. pp. 268-271.
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