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Spontaneous Resolution of Symptomatic Post-Traumatic Cervical Epidural Hematoma A Case Report
Glenn R. RechtineII, MD; Michael J. Bolesta, MD; Ann Marie Chrin, ARNP-C; Kenneth Louis, MD
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Investigation performed at Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Florida
Glenn R. Rechtine II, MD Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Florida College of Medicine, P.O. Box 100246, Gainesville, FL 32610-0246. E-mail address: rechtgr@ortho.ufl.edu. Please address requests for reprints to G.R. Rechtine II.
Michael J. Bolesta, MD Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75235-8883
Ann Marie Chrin, ARNP-C Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of South Florida, 4202 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33620
Kenneth Louis, MD Neurosurgical Associates, 3000 East Fletcher Avenue, Suite 340, Tampa, FL 33613
No benefits in any form have been received or will be received from a commercial party related directly or indirectly to the subject of this article. No funds were received in support of this study.

J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2001 Feb 01;83(2):255-255
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Epidural hematomas occur infrequently although they are not rare. They can arise spontaneously or after trauma. They are notably more common in patients with vascular anomalies and in those with coagulation abnormalities1-6. Treatment usually involves emergent operative decompression.
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