TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Lee, Joon Y.; Nassr, Ahmad; Ponnappan, Ravi K.
PUB. DATE
September 2007
SOURCE
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Sep2007, Vol. 89-A Issue 9, p2037
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
26613668

 

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