J Korean Orthop Assoc.  2021 Apr;56(2):178-182. 10.4055/jkoa.2021.56.2.178.

Whole Lumbar Spinal Subdural Hematoma with Progressive Paraplegia after Lumbar Spinal Epidural Injection

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  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Inje University Haeundae Paik Hospital, Busan, Korea

Abstract

Spinal hematomas are a rare but serious complication that is typically observed in the epidural space. Spinal subdural hematomas are a dangerous clinical situation because of their potential to cause significant compression of the neural elements and can be mistaken easily for spinal epidural hematomas. This paper reports a case of a severe whole lumbar subdural hematoma after a simple epidural injection that was treated with surgical decompression with excellent clinical results.

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lumbar; subdural hematoma; epidural block; paraplegia
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