Journal of Osteoporosis and Physical Activity

Journal of Osteoporosis and Physical Activity
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ISSN: 2329-9509

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Ariana Barkley

Ariana Barkley


  • Case Report
    Acute Spinal Subdural Hematoma Subsequent To Posterior Lumbar Fusion
    Author(s): Zarina Ali, Ariana Barkley and Neil R MalhotraZarina Ali, Ariana Barkley and Neil R Malhotra

    Objective: To report a rare case of post-operative cauda equina syndrome subsequent to lumbar decompression and reconstruction, and review the relevant anatomical causes of spinal subdural hematoma. We present a case report of an acute spinal subdural hematoma, following surgical decompression and fusion. The etiology of spinal subdural hematoma after spinal surgery is controversial. We propose that violation of the dural-arachnoid interface is a likely mechanism of this complication. Summary of background data: Spinal subdural hematoma (SSDH) is a very rare postoperative complication of surgical decompression. We report the presentation of acute SSDH presenting with acute cauda equine, following lumbar decompression and reconstruction in a patient lacking risk factors for this rare complication. Methods: A 72 year old.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2329-9509.1000101

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