Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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Epidural Haematoma Causing Paraplegia in a Patient with Ankylosing Spondylitis: A Case Report

Sujata Anipindi 1 , * and Nadir Ibrahim 2 , *
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1 Department of Anaesthesia, Central Manchester Foundation Trust, Manchester, United Kingdom
2 Department of Anaesthesia, Salford Royal Foundation Trust, Manchester, United Kingdom
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  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine: April 2017, 7 (2); e43873
  • Published Online: February 12, 2017
  • Article Type: Case Report
  • Received: November 22, 2016
  • Revised: December 23, 2016
  • Accepted: February 5, 2017
  • DOI: 10.5812/aapm.43873

To Cite: Anipindi S, Ibrahim N. Epidural Haematoma Causing Paraplegia in a Patient with Ankylosing Spondylitis: A Case Report, Anesth Pain Med. 2017 ; 7(2):e43873. doi: 10.5812/aapm.43873.

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1. Introduction
2. Case Presentation
3. Discussion
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