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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 59-61

Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma in a renal transplant recipient


1 Resident, Department of Nephrology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kochi, Kerala 682041, India
2 Professor and Head, Department of Nephrology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Kochi, Kerala 682041, India
3 Associate Professor, Department of Nephrology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Kochi, Kerala 682041, India
4 Professor, Department of Nephrology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Kochi, Kerala 682041, India

Correspondence Address:
V N Unni
Professor and Head, Department of Nephrology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Kochi, Kerala 682041
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.1016/j.ijt.2013.03.005

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A renal transplant recipient presented with acute onset paraplegia. Evaluation showed acute epidural hematoma and a diagnosis of spontaneous spinal epidural hemorrhage was entertained after excluding other etiologies. Within 8 h of initial symptoms, he underwent decompressive laminectomy and hematoma evacuation. However despite our best efforts, his neurological improvement has been disappointing.


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