Spinal epidural hematoma due to tyre blast injury: a case report

Boyaci M. G. , Asian A., Tunay K., Karademir M. , Aydogmus A.

15th European Congress of Neurosurgery, Prague, Çek Cumhuriyeti, 12 - 17 Ekim 2014, ss.195-197 identifier

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  • Basıldığı Ülke: Çek Cumhuriyeti
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.195-197


Spinal epidural hematoma (SEH) is an infrequent condition but represents an important cause of spinal cord or cauda equina compression. SEH can be classified as idiopathic, spontaneous, or secondary, based on pathogenesis. Post-traumatic spinal epidural hematoma is relatively uncommon. 33 year old male was brought to the emergency department with complaints of weakness and numbness of the upper extremities after injured while exploding of a truck tyre. On neurological examination revealed moderate paresia at the upper extremities. Computerized Tomographyand Magnetic Resonance Imaging was diagnosed as an acute cervical epidural hematoma without osseous lesion. The patient underwent emergency decompressive laminectomy. Postoperative MRI study showed evacuation of the SEH. Shock wave effect can produce severe barotrauma leading to eye injuries and damage to air containing tissues. But there wasn't report our research to SEH due to blast injuries.