The importance of MRI findings for the diagnosis of nontraumatic lumbar subacute subdural haematomas

P. J. Johnson, F. Hahn, J. McConnell, E. G. Graham, L. G. Leibrock

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Spinal subdural haematoma (SSH) is a rare cause of spinal cord or cauda equina compression which occurs mainly in patients with a bleeding diathesis. This report presents a case of subacute lumbar subdural haematoma demonstrated by magnetic resonance imaging. MRI appears to be more sensitive than myelography and CT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)186-188
Number of pages3
JournalActa Neurochirurgica
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Sep 1 1991



  • MRI
  • spinal subdural haematoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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