Spontaneous posterior cervical epidural hematoma: A case report

Spontaneous posterior cervical epidural hematoma



Posterior cervical, laminectomy, neck pain, spontaneous, rebleeding


Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma (SSEH) is a rare neurological emergency affecting the spinal cord. The etiology of SSEH is unknown, but it may occur due to using anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents, which are commonly used to treat vascular diseases. Because of its rarity and non-specific initial symptoms, early and accurate diagnosis can be difficult, potentially negatively impacting a patient's survival and quality of life. In this report, we present the case of a young male patient with SSEH who had no comorbidities, did not use anticoagulants, and presented with sudden-onset neck pain without predisposing factors. Regarding survival and prognosis, postoperative patient follow-up is equally important as prompt diagnosis and treatment of SSEH.


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Çetin E, Akyol ME, Arabacı Özkan, Tutan O, Arslan H. Spontaneous posterior cervical epidural hematoma: A case report: Spontaneous posterior cervical epidural hematoma. J Surg Med [Internet]. 2023 Nov. 20 [cited 2024 May 18];7(11):745-7. Available from: https://jsurgmed.com/article/view/7383