Spinal epidural hematoma without vertebral fracture or dislocation. Report of two cases and review of the literature.

G. Spanu, A. L. Messina, R. Rodriguez y Baena, G. Introzzi, P. Gaetani, V. Silvani

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Abstract

Authors present 2 cases of spinal epidural hematoma without vertebral fracture or dislocation and review the literature. 169 fully described cases were found in literature and have been analyzed. Data confirm our opinion that the results of an early diagnosis is a better prognosis. The severity of preoperative neurological status is another important factor for the post-operative recovery, any way the absence of neurological function before the operation is not necessarily leading to a poor prognosis. Prognosis is usually poor when after the removal of the hematoma the dural pulsation is absent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-244
Number of pages6
JournalRivista di Neurologia
Volume57
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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    Spanu, G., Messina, A. L., Rodriguez y Baena, R., Introzzi, G., Gaetani, P., & Silvani, V. (1987). Spinal epidural hematoma without vertebral fracture or dislocation. Report of two cases and review of the literature. Rivista di Neurologia, 57(4), 239-244.