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Serial MRI and Operative Findings in Spinal Subarachnoid Hematoma following Lumbar Puncture
Dong Ah Shin, M.D., Sang Hyun Kim, M.D., Keung Nyun Kim, M.D., Hyun Cheol Shin, M.D., Do Heum Yoon, M.D.
Department of Neurosurgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Serial MRI and Operative Findings in Spinal Subarachnoid Hematoma following Lumbar Puncture
Dong Ah Shin, M.D., Sang Hyun Kim, M.D., Keung Nyun Kim, M.D., Hyun Cheol Shin, M.D., Do Heum Yoon, M.D.
Department of Neurosurgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Abstract
A 39-year-old female presented with severe right leg pain aggravated after myelogram. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was obtained 2 and 8 days after lumbar puncture. MRI showed intervertebral disc herniation at the level of L4- L5 and subarachnoid hematoma at the level of L2. Serial MRI findings of subarachnoid hematoma were similat to those of brain hematomas. Subarachnoid hematoma was confirmed by operation.
Keywords: Subarachnoid hematomaㆍSpineㆍLumbar puncture


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