Sciatica and Incomplete Paraplegia After Spontaneous Haematoma of the Spinal Cord Due to a Cumarine - Induced Coagulopathy: Case Report
Juraj Artner*, 1, F Leucht1, C Schulz2, B Cakir1
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2012
First Page: 189
Last Page: 193
Publisher ID: TOORTHJ-6-189
Article History:Received Date: 16/3/2012
Revision Received Date: 12/4/2012
Acceptance Date: 13/4/2012
Electronic publication date: 15/5/2012
Collection year: 2012
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Spontaneous spinal haematoma is a rare cause of sciatica. We present a case of a 73 year old patient, who was admitted to our department and suffered from spontaneous sciatica over 24 hours. During the examination, the patient presented undulating symptoms of paraplegia, varying from incomplete loss of power in the left lower limb to complete plegia. The patient presented multiple diseases like biological aortic valve replacement, diabetes, hypertonia in her medical history, etc. Due to an additional absolute arrhythmia she ingested a cumarine medication. The tomographic imaging revealed a spontaneous lumbar and cranial subarachnoidal haematoma.