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Arch Emerg Med. 1993 December; 10(4): 339–342.
PMCID: PMC1286046

Spontaneous spinal epidural haematoma: a cautionary tale.


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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