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

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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
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2008 May 1



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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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