Epidural hematoma after an epidural block in a patient with no coagulopathy

Koji Oda, Yoshinori Kosogabe, Tomoaki Takigawa, Tomihiro Fukushima, Tomoko Ishizu, Toshiaki Tanaka, Hiroaki Tokioka

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We report a case of epidural hematoma after a single epidural block. The patient was a 67-year-old woman with sciatica and osteoarthritis of the spine. She had no coagulopathy. She underwent a single epidural block without difficulty 3 times in 5 days. She had a lumbar MRI for an examination of the spine 4 days after the final epidural block. Subacute epidural hematoma of 0.8 × 1.5 × 3.0 cm was revealed on MRI at L 3-4. She had no new neurological symptoms. MRI 1 month later revealed a resolution of the hematoma. Epidural hematoma after an epidural block might occur in an outpatient with no bleeding tendency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1047-1050
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Anesthesiology
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Epidural block
  • Epidural hematoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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