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Spontaneous cervical cord haemorrhage: an unusual presentation

By Adel Helmy and Greg Mellor

Abstract

Spontaneous haemorrhage within or compressing the spinal cord is a rare condition that requires emergency investigation and treatment. Such a case presenting with rapidly progressive flaccid quadriparesis, with subsequent ventilatory failure is reported. In this case the patient probably had an unfortunate complication of hypertension and overā€anticoagulation

Topics: Emergency Casebook
Publisher: BMJ Group
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:2660055
Provided by: PubMed Central
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