Epidural Hematoma Causing Paraplegia After a Fluoroscopically Guided Cervical Nerve-Root Injection

Lee, Joon Y.; Nassr, Ahmad; Ponnappan, Ravi K.
September 2007
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Sep2007, Vol. 89-A Issue 9, p2037
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 31 year-old woman who underwent a series of three transforaminal epidural injections at the C7-T1 level after suffering from cervical radiculopathy caused by a motor vehicle accident. Days after the injection the woman developed epidural hematoma which then caused paraplegia. The article discusses the possible complications that might result from selective cervical nerve-root injections.


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