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Spontaneous spinal epidural haematoma: a cautionary tale.
  1. G M Lord,
  2. N Mendoza
  1. Charing Cross Hospital, London.


    Less than two hundred cases of spontaneous spinal epidural haematoma (SSEH) have been reported in the literature and theories as to its genesis are diverse. It is a serious condition, especially if there is a delay in diagnosis, as early treatment confers marked prognostic advantage. We present a case report of a 68-year-old male who was diagnosed as having a spinal epidural haematoma, followed by a discussion of the possible aetiology of this condition.

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