Spinal Hematoma Following Coronary Angioplasty: An Uncommon Complication.

Affiliation

Cardiology Department, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Liverpool, UK. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

We report an unusual case of post-procedural spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma in a 65 year old man who presented with an acute coronary syndrome and underwent complex coronary intervention with adjunct use of a GPIIb/IIIa inhibitor. Although spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma (SSEH) following coronary intervention is extremely rare, clinicians should be aware of this unusual diagnosis. Prompt investigation with MRI and early referral for neurosurgical input are recommended to prevent potentially significant sequelae.

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