Non-traumatic Hematomyelia: A Rare Finding in Clinical Practice

Claro, Eva and Dias, Alexandra and Girithari, Geetha and Massano, Ana and Duarte, Maria Aurora (2018) Non-traumatic Hematomyelia: A Rare Finding in Clinical Practice. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 5 (11). ISSN 2284-2594

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Non-traumatic haematomyelia is a rare finding of acute onset, which in most cases is the result of arteriovenous malformations (AVM), tumours, coagulation disorders or autoimmune conditions, but may also be secondary to treatment with anticoagulants and radiotherapy. We present the case of a 58-year-old woman with sudden onset cervical pain, followed by asymmetric diminution of strength in the upper limbs with reduced pain sensitivity. The diagnosis of AVM at the C7 and D1 levels was made following cervico-dorsal magnetic resonance imaging and angiography. Treatment was embolization with immediate isolation of the AVM.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Haematomyelia, arteriovenous malformations, spinal cord, magnetic resonance imaging, angiography
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale)
Depositing User: Greta Di Blasio
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2019 10:29
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2019 10:29

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