volume 27, issue 5, P696-697 2013
DOI: 10.3109/02688697.2013.776669
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Abstract: We describe a case of spontaneous spinal extradural haematoma presenting as cardiac chest pain. Although a neurosurgical emergency, the diagnosis is initially missed until neurological defi cit develops. Prompt MRI scans of the spine followed by rapid transfer to a neurosurgical unit for defi nitive intervention increase the chances of full recovery.