Epidural hematoma - thoracic and lumbar spine

Case contributed by Dr James Sheldon


Limb weakness.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male

Large epidural collection causes severe narrowing of spinal canal and marked mass effect on spinal cord between C6 and L3. The collection has high T1 and low T2 signal with no discernible post contrast enhancement. Hematoma is considered the most likely diagnosis with characteristics not typical for abscess or malignant process.

Note is also made of left lung mass with multi-focal bone metastases.

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Case information

rID: 27700
Published: 19th Feb 2014
Last edited: 25th Aug 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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