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J Korean Neurosurg Soc. 1995 Mar;24(3):317-321. Korean. Original Article.
Yoon SM , Shin WH , Kim BT , Choi SK , Byun BJ .
Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University, Seoul, Korea.

The authers report a case of spontaneous lumbar epidural hematoma in a 16-year-old boy who developed lumbago, paraparesis and gait disturbance over a six-day period. Metrizamide myelography and CT demonstrated the extradural mass lesion at the L3-4 level. MRI revealed a hyperintense mass on T1-weighted and T2-weighted sequences and it enabled to make diagnosis of epidural hematoma. The patient had full postsurgical recovery. We concludes MRI is the most helpful diagnosis modality for spinal epidural hematoma.

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