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Revista Uruguaya de Medicina Interna

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MARTINEZ, Fernando;  and  BERTULLO, Gonzalo. Spinal subdural hematoma. Case report. Rev. Urug. Med. Int. [online]. 2016, vol.1, n.3, pp.104-109. ISSN 2393-6797.

ABSTRACT   Spontaneous or secondary spinal haematomas are very rare. Within these, they can be identified extradural or subdural hematomas, which are the least common of all. The authors present a clinical case of an anticoagulated patient who developed a spinal subdural haematoma. The patient was operated in paraplegia, with poor subsequent evolution. We highlights how rare this type of lesions, which has a variable clinical presentation. It should have a high index of suspicion for early diagnosis and treatment, because the patient's functional prognosis depends on early evacuation.

Keywords : Spinal Hematoma; subdural hematoma; spinal surgery.

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