Treatment of spontaneous cervical spinal subdural hematoma with methylprednisolone pulse therapy

Tae Jin Song, Jun Bum Lee, Young Chul Choi, Kyung Yul Lee, Won Joo Kim

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Abstract

We report herein a case of hyperacute onset of spontaneous cervical spinal subdu-ral hematoma treated with methylprednisolone pulse therapy that showed good results. A 57-year-old man was admitted for posterior neck pain and paraparesis which occurred an hour ago. MRI revealed a ventral subdural hematoma distributed from the level of C1 down to T3, compressing the spinal cord. Conservative management with methylprednisolone pulse therapy was administered considering the patient's poor general condition. Although emergent surgical decompression is necessary in most cases of spinal subdural hematoma, conservative management with steroid therapy could be effective.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)692-694
Number of pages3
JournalYonsei medical journal
Volume52
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jul

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  • Medicine(all)

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