Value of magnetic resonance imaging in spontaneous extradural spinal hematoma due to vascular malformation: case report

Surg Neurol. 1990 Nov;34(5):343-4. doi: 10.1016/0090-3019(90)90012-e.


A case of spinal cord compression due to spontaneous extradural spinal hematoma is reported. A spinal arteriovenous malformation was suspected on the basis of magnetic resonance imaging. Early surgical exploration allowed a complete neurological recovery. The vascular malformation was histopathologically confirmed. The role of magnetic resonance imaging in the evaluation of acute spinal cord compression syndromes is stressed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Arteriovenous Malformations / complications*
  • Arteriovenous Malformations / surgery
  • Hematoma, Epidural, Cranial / complications
  • Hematoma, Epidural, Cranial / diagnosis*
  • Hematoma, Epidural, Cranial / etiology
  • Hematoma, Epidural, Cranial / surgery
  • Humans
  • Laminectomy
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Spinal Cord / blood supply*
  • Spinal Cord / pathology
  • Spinal Cord / surgery
  • Spinal Cord Compression / diagnosis*
  • Spinal Cord Compression / etiology
  • Spinal Cord Compression / surgery