Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma during pregnancy: three case reports.

Shin Tada, Akira Yasue, Haruki Nishizawa, Takao Sekiya, Yutaka Hirota, Yasuhiro Udagawa

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We present three extremely rare cases of spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma occurring in pregnancy. The patients developed progressive paralysis of the upper and lower limbs and the diagnoses were confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging. Urgent decompression is required to prevent neurological sequelae. The pregnancy may either be continued or delivered depending on the gestational age and severity of the disorder. Pregnancy-induced structural changes of the vascular walls and hemodynamic changes may play a role in the pathogenesis of spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1734-1738
Number of pages5
JournalThe journal of obstetrics and gynaecology research
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 11-2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology


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