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J Korean Neurosurg Soc. 2011 Sep;50(3):268-270. English. Case Report.
Yang NR , Kim SJ , Cho YJ , Cho DS .
Department of Neurosurgery, Ewha Womans University School of Medicine, Mokdong Hospital, Seoul, Korea.

Spinal subdural hematoma (SSDH) is an extremely uncommon condition. Causative factors include trauma, anticoagulant drug administration, hemostatic disorders, and vascular disorders such as arteriovenous malformations and lumbar punctures. Of SSDH cases, those that do not have any traumatic event can be considered cases of nontraumatic acute spinal subdural hematoma, which is known to have diverse clinical progress. Treatment typically consists of surgical decompression and cases in which the condition is relieved with conservative treatment are rarely reported. We report two nontraumatic acute spinal subdural hematoma patients who were successfully treated without surgery.

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