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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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
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1996


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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