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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria

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TANURI, FABIANO DA CUNHA; GUERREIRO, NILTON EDUARDO; NAKANO, HIROSHI  y  HAMAMOTO, OSMI. Spontaneous extradural spinal hematoma: case report. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 1999, vol.57, n.3B, pp. 895-897. ISSN 1678-4227.

We report a case of a 55-year-old woman, that has a mild hypertension, in use of a betablocker drugs, who had a sudden spinal cord compression syndrome with intense cervical pain, tetraplegia and sensitivity level in C4. Extradural spinal hematoma of the cervical spine was diagnosed by magnetic resonance. The patient underwent a laminectomy and aspiration of the hematoma. The patient is on physiotherapy and presents progressive motor and sensivity improvement.

Palabras clave : spontaneous extradural spinal hematoma; betablokers; spinal cord compressive.

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