Massive Spontaneous Epidural Hematoma in a High-Level Swimmer: A Case Report

Fleager, Kristen; Lee, Arthur; Cheng, Ivan; Hou, Lewis; Ryu, Stephen; Boakye, Maxwell
December 2010
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;12/1/2010, Vol. 92-A Issue 17, p2843
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 22-year-old collegiate swimmer who experienced progressive weakness in both lower extremities and sharp pain in the neck and middle part of the back. He was rushed to the emergency department after being awoken by a searing interscapular back pain and decreased strength in the legs. He underwent radiography which revealed no acute changes in the lumbar spine as well as magnetic resonance imaging which showed that there is a large compressive lesion.


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