Spinal epidural lubricant grease collection mimicking traumatic spinal epidural hematoma

A. U. Kalnins, B. Geryk, W. Olivero, Thomas A. Kim

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Abstract

We report an unusual case of a patient with an epidural fluid collection with signal characteristics mimicking an epidural hematoma. The patient presented with myelopathy caused by thoracic spinal cord compression after a traumatic injury to the chest and back. The injury was caused by high-pressure injection of industrial-grade lubricant grease. This case demonstrates that cord compression can be caused by exogenous material in the setting of trauma that can mimic an acute epidural hematoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1847-1849
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Volume30
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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