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Traumatic cervical spine subarachnoid hemorrhage with hematoma and cord compression presenting as Brown-Séqüard syndrome: illustrative case

Bernardo de Andrada Pereira, Benjamen M. Meyer, Angelica Alvarez Reyes, Jose Manuel Orenday-Barraza, Leonardo B. Brasiliense, and R. John Hurlbert

Yes Discussion Observations Blunt nonpenetrating traumatic hematomas of the spine are a traditionally rare entity. Of all spinal hematomas, epidural is the most common followed by subarachnoid and subdural hematomas. 2 Spinal hematomas are frequently idiopathic, consequent of vascular malformation or tumor with trauma being cited as an etiology in only 2.5% of all cervical hemorrhages. 2 , 4 Hematoma formation in the subarachnoid compartment of the spine is rare and difficult to diagnose typically due to low suspicion when there is a lack of