versão impressa ISSN 1808-1851
FALAVIGNA, Asdrúbal; RIGHESSO, Orlando; TELES, Alisson Roberto e HOESKER, Thiago. Spontaneous idiopathic spinal epidural hematoma: two different presentations of the same disease. Coluna/Columna [online]. 2010, vol.9, n.3, pp.338-342. ISSN 1808-1851. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1808-18512010000300016.
We report two cases of spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma with different clinical presentations without precipitating factors and a brief review of the literature. Our case first developed acute and had progressive cervical spinal cord signs that determined emergency decompressive laminectomy. On the other hand, the second patient, who was chronic, was operated almost five months after the initial symptoms and the radiological diagnosis was a large facet cyst. Early surgical intervention is the chosen treatment for spontaneous spinal epidural hematomas. Spinal surgeons should bear in mind that spontaneous spinal epidural hematomas may have different clinical presentations according to their location in order to perform a differential diagnosis.
Palavras-chave : Hematoma, epidural, spinal; Laminectomy.