Spinal epidural hematoma is a rare but a serious condition, with high morbidity and mortality, leading to significant neurological deficiencies. One of the main causes of spinal epidural hematoma is spinal puncture during anaesthetic procedures. We report

  • Fotios Kakridonis Author
  • Elias Vasiliadis
  • Dimitrios Stergios Evangelopoulos
  • Ioannis Benetos
Keywords: anaesthesia, Epidural Haematoma


Spinal epidural hematoma is a rare but a serious condition, with high morbidity and mortality, leading to significant neurological deficiencies. One of the main causes of spinal epidural hematoma is spinal puncture during anaesthetic procedures. We report an interesting case of an epidural hematoma following the use of an epidural catheter of continuous postoperative epidural analgesia (CPEA), following a Whipple procedure. This case is particularly interesting, due to the delayed onset of the hematoma, the total absence of predisposal factors and the uneventful patient’s recovery following immediate surgical intervention.


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