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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1995;24(8): 948-955.
Chronic Spinal Subdural Hematoma in Infants: Case Report.
Se Hoon Kim, Yong Gu Chung, Jung Keun Suh, Ki Chan Lee, Jeong Wha Chu, Hoon Kap Lee
Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Spinal subdural hematoma is an uncommon entity having a higher incidence in patients with bleeding diathesis or receiving anticoagulant therapy. Lumbar puncture should be done meticulously especially in patients with a bleeding tendency. Spinal subdural hematoma should be considered as a possible diagnosis in patients with coagulopathy, having sustained a minor trauma, or having had a recent lumbar puncture, showing progressive neurological deficits suggestive of a spinal disorder. In such patients, early diagnosis and proper treatment is imperative in order to minimize any neurological sequelae. We report a case of a 7-month-old infant in a septic condition diagnosed with chronic spinal subdural hematoma that had occurred following repeated lumbar punctures.
Key Words: Spinal hematoma; Subdural hematoma; Lumbar puncture; Infant
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