Ramanan Sivakumaran, Andrew King, Istvan Bodi, Christopher L. Chandler, Daniel C. Walsh


January 2016, Volume 25, Issue 2, pp 614 - 618 Original Article Read Full Article 10.1007/s00586-014-3616-0

First Online: 10 October 2014

Purpose

The occurrence of spinal epidural haematoma of ‘spontaneous’ origin in adults is a well-documented entity, though it is rare in children. In the literature to date, there are few cases of this kind of spontaneous haematoma proven to be due to an underlying vascular abnormality.

Method

Retrospective review of two cases of children under 15 years of age with spontaneous epidural spinal haematoma.

Results

Underlying arteriovenous malformations were identified in both cases. Intra-operative photographs and histological sections of these anomalies are presented.

Conclusion

These are the first two such cases described with clinico-pathological correlation.


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