Epidural hematoma in an ambulatory surgical patient

Wade R. Porterfield, Christopher L. Wu

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Epidural hematoma is a rare but potentially devastating complication of epidural anesthesia. We report a case of an epidural hematoma in an ambulatory surgical patient who received epidural anesthesia in the presence of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs and low molecular weight heparin. The patient developed symptoms of an epidural hematoma after hospital discharge. An emergency decompressive laminectomy was performed, and the patient regained full motor and sensory function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)74-77
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Anesthesia
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Anesthesia, ambulatory
  • hematoma, epidural
  • heparin, low molecular weight

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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