A spontaneous cervical spinal epidural hematoma in a male patient receiving treatment for acute coronary syndrome: A case report


Corum M. , Uysal I., Afsin A., Aksoy C.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION, cilt.66, sa.3, ss.360-363, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 66 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5606/tftrd.2020.3971
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.360-363

Özet

Although spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma is a rare entity with an unknown origin, it may occur secondary to the use of anticoagulant and/or antiplatelet agents, which are particularly used for the treatment of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. Since it occurs rarely and its initial symptoms are usually non-specific, early and accurate diagnosis can be challenging which affects survival rate and the quality of life. Herein, we present a 65-year-old male case who developed acute severe neck pain and headache on the third day of acute coronary syndrome treatment, followed by neurological deficits in bilateral upper and lower extremities.