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Evaluation of Back Pain Secondary to Spinal Epidural Hematoma Associated With Aspirin Intake and a Partial Platelet Glycoprotein Ia/IIa Deficiency

L. Franscini, MD; P. E. Ballmer, MD; M. Sturzenegger, MD; J. H. Beer, MD; E. Tuncdogan, MD; P. W. Straub, MD
Arch Intern Med. 1994;154(23):2769-2771. doi:10.1001/archinte.1994.00420230166020.
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We report a case of spontaneous spinal epidural hemorrhage with three unusual features: (1) the hemorrhage was associated with aspirin ingestion and a reduced level of platelet glycoprotein Ia/IIa; (2) the patient presented with typical severe back pain but without neurologic dysfunction; and (3) the patient initially recovered without surgical decompression but suffered from recurrent epidural hematoma.

(Arch Intern Med. 1994;154:2769-2771)


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