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Simultaneous cranial and spinal subdural hematoma.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Neurologia medico-chirurgica
Publication Date
Volume
45
Issue
12
Pages
645–649
Identifiers
PMID: 16377954
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A 59-year-old male presented with spinal subdural hematoma (SDH) with concomitant cranial chronic SDH manifesting as mild paraparesis and numbness in both lower extremities. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging showed simultaneous occurrence of cranial and spinal SDHs. The patient was treated conservatively because of poor medical condition and mild neurological symptoms, and recovered well within 1 month. Serial follow-up MR imaging revealed spontaneous resolution of both lesions, with signal intensity changes suggesting the degenerative process of subacute hematoma. The spinal hematoma may have migrated from the cranial lesion. Spinal SDH is a potential sequela of chronic SDH in the cranium.

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