Childs Nerv Syst 2021 Jul 6. Epub 2021 Jul 6.
Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago, 912 South Wood Street, 451N - MC 799, Chicago, IL, 60612, USA.
Background: Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma (SSEH) is a rare neurologic entity, especially in infants, that develops in the absence of underlying coagulopathy, bleeding diathesis, infection, vascular malformation, trauma, iatrogenic, or other identifiable cause. In contrast to adults, diagnosis is frequently delayed or missed in infants due to non-specific symptoms and limited clinical examination.
Case Illustration: An 11-month-old female demonstrated symptoms of irritability, intermittent diarrhea, lethargy, decreased oral intake, and difficulties crawling before presenting to the emergency room. Read More