Recurrent spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma in children: case report

Authors

  • Ricardo Gepp Sarah Network of Rehabilitation Hospitals, Brasília/DF, Brazil
  • Marco Rolando Sainz Quiroga Regenera Brain and Spine Clinics, Brasília/DF, Brazil

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.29327/apn.v1i1(September-December).4

Keywords:

hematoma, spinal cord, child

Abstract

Spontaneous spinal epidural hematomas are a rare cause of spinal cord compression in children. These are typically isolated events and could be associated to hemophilia. Symptoms typically include a sudden onset of back pain followed by neurologic deterioration including weakness, numbness, and incontinence. Recurrent spontaneous spinal epidural hematomas have been reported only in two instances in adults. There has been one report of recurrent spontaneous spinal epidural hematomas involving a child. This case report details the case of a 9-year-old female with a recurrent spontaneous spinal epidural hematomas who presented with one episode of lower extremity paresis and 2 years after first episode developed a recurrence hematoma causing cervical pain without motor deficit. The patient was operated and had a good outcome. The authors described this rare case.

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Author Biographies

Ricardo Gepp, Sarah Network of Rehabilitation Hospitals, Brasília/DF, Brazil

Coordinator - Sarah Network of Rehabilitation hospitals. Brasília-DF, Brazil

Marco Rolando Sainz Quiroga, Regenera Brain and Spine Clinics, Brasília/DF, Brazil

Neurosurgeon – Regenera – Brain and Spine clinics – Brasília - DF, Brazil

Published

2019-12-13 — Updated on 2019-12-13

How to Cite

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Gepp R, Quiroga MRS. Recurrent spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma in children: case report. Arch Pediat Neurosurg [Internet]. 2019Dec.13 [cited 2021Feb.26];1(1(September-December):25-7. Available from: http://www.archpedneurosurg.com.br/pkp/index.php/sbnped2019/article/view/4