Spontaneous thoracic spinal subdural hematoma associated with fibromuscular dysplasia: Case report

Sang Dae Kim, Je On Park, Se Hoon Kim, Young Hen Lee, Dong Jun Lim, Jung Yul Park

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    Abstract

    Spontaneous spinal subdural hematoma (SDH) is an uncommon cause of acute spinal cord compression. When it does occur, however, it may have disastrous results and a poor prognosis. The nontraumatic acute spinal SDH usually results from a defect in a hemostatic mechanism (such as coagulopathy or the use of anticoagulant therapy) or from iatrogenic causes (such as spinal puncture). Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) is a nonatherosclerotic systemic arteriopathy of unknown cause that typically affects the small and medium arteries in young to middle-aged women. The authors report on their experience with a patient with an acute spontaneous spinal SDH that occurred in conjunction with FMD.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)478-481
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of Neurosurgery: Spine
    Volume8
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008 May

    Keywords

    • Acute spinal cord compression
    • Fibromuscular dysplasia
    • Spontaneous spinal subdural hematoma

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surgery
    • Neurology
    • Clinical Neurology

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