Turkish Neurosurgery 1997 , Vol 7 , Num 1-2
Tuncer SÜZER, Erdal COŞKUN
Pamukkale University School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Denizli, Turkey We report a case of a spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma extending from T2 to T4 in a 21-year-old woman diagnosed by magnetic resonance imaging, and with complete recovery after immediate surgical treatment. Prognosis of spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma depends on two factors; severity of the neurologic deficit on admission, and interval from on set of initial symptom to surgery. Early diagnosis and prompt surgery are crucial to achieve the best neurological outcome and delay in the diagnosis and treatment causes permanent neurologic deficit. Keywords : Laminectomy, magnetic resonance imaging, spinal epidural hematoma, spontaneous hematoma
Corresponding author : Tuncer Süzer