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.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Rivista di Neurologia|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 1987|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology