J Korean Orthop Assoc.  2019 Apr;54(2):187-191. 10.4055/jkoa.2019.54.2.187.

Cauda Equine Syndrome Induced by Spinal Epidural Hematoma due to a Low-Energy Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture

  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Sung-Ae Hospital, Seoul, Korea. hsh315@naver.com


Spinal epidural hematoma (SEH) can occur naturally or traumatically and is most common in patients with an underlying disease of the vascular structure or coagulation disorder. Most SEHs occur naturally for no apparent reason, and epidural hematoma caused by trauma is less common, comprising 1.0%–1.7% of total spinal injuries. Few reports of SEH induced cauda equine syndrome resulting from low-energy injury caused by osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures are available. The authors experienced a case of delayed SEH after hemorrhage due to a low-energy injury in an elderly patient. No cases in Korea have been reported; therefore, this case is reported with a review of the relevant literature.


tumor; humerus; arthroplasty; allografts
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