Acute spinal subdural hematoma. A case report and review of literature

Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 1984 Oct;9(7):672-5. doi: 10.1097/00007632-198410000-00003.


A case of acute spinal subdural hematoma is reported in a 24-year-old woman. Presentation occurred in the postpartum period, 4 days following epidural anesthesia. Emergency decompressive laminectomy attained partial recovery. Subsequent pathology demonstrated evidence of a low-grade ependymoma. Reported cases of spinal subdural hematomas are reviewed and compared with the characteristics of this unique case.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Adult
  • Anesthesia, Epidural / adverse effects*
  • Anesthesia, Obstetrical / adverse effects*
  • Ependymoma / complications*
  • Female
  • Hematoma, Subdural / etiology*
  • Hematoma, Subdural / surgery
  • Humans
  • Laminectomy
  • Meningeal Neoplasms / complications*
  • Postpartum Period
  • Pregnancy