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Spontaneous Spinal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage with Spontaneous Resolution

By Jin-Sung Kim and Sang-Ho Lee

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Spontaneous spinal subarachnoid hematoma (SSH) is a rare entity to cause spinal cord or nerve root compression and is usually managed as surgical emergencies. We report a case of spontaneous SSH manifesting as severe lumbago, which demonstrated nearly complete clinical resolution with conservative treatment. A 58-year-old female patient developed a large SSH, which was not related to blood dyscrasia, anticoagulation, lumbar puncture, or trauma. Patient had severe lumbago but no neurologic deficits. Because of absence of neurologicl deficits, she was treated conservatively. Follow-up magnetic resonance (MR) image showed complete resolution. Conservative treatment of SSH may be considered if the patient with spontaneous SSH has no neurologic deficits

Topics: Case Report
Publisher: The Korean Neurosurgical Society
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:2682125
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