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Chronic hematoma in the lumbar ligamentum flavum. Case report

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doi: 10.11138/PER/2017.6.4.064
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Nerve root compression or myelopathy from ligamentumbflavum hematoma are very rare.
A 67-year-old woman who had been suffering from a stiff and painful back, after returning from a trip 2 weeks before admission, presented with 1-day history of sudden progressive paraparesis.
There was no history of significant antecedent trauma, anti-platelet/coagulation therapy, or lumbar puncture; laboratory data excluded any bleeding tendency.
Magnetic resonance imaging on the 8th day after the onset of symptoms, showed hypertrophy of a facet and yellow ligament, and a mass lesion at the L3-L4 levels.
Microsurgical unilateral hemilaminectomy of L3 was performed and a hematoma existing in the ligamentum flavum and cystic mass was removed. Her clinical symptoms completely resolved after surgery.

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