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2022 May 30

BMC Musculoskelet Disord



Chronic spontaneous epidural hematoma in the lumbar spine with cauda equina syndrome and severe vertebral scalloping mimicking a spinal tumor: a case report.


Fukatsu S, Ogihara S, Imada H, Ikemune S, Tamaru J-I, Saita K
BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2022 May 30; 23(1):508.
PMID: 35637479.


Chronic spinal epidural hematomas (SEHs) are rare clinical entities. SEH with vertebral scalloping is extremely rare, with only a few cases having been reported to date. We report a unique case of spontaneous chronic SEH in the lumbar spine with severe vertebral scalloping mimicking an epidural tumor.