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Spontaneous resolution of cervical spinal epidural haematoma.
  1. T. J. Anderson,
  2. I. M. Donaldson
  1. Department of Neurology, Christchurch Hospital, New Zealand.


    A patient with a spontaneous cervical spinal epidural haematoma is described. Surgical decompression is generally regarded as mandatory. There was complete clinical and radiological resolution with non-operative treatment. This is the fifth recorded case of spontaneous resolution of spinal epidural haematoma. In selected patients with incomplete and non-progressing deficit, conservative management may be possible.

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