Nonoperative management of spontaneous epidural hematoma in hemophilia A

Ankit Thora, Nishit Bhatnagar, Anurag Tiwari, Purushotham Lingaiah, Nitesh Rustagi


Background: Spontaneous epidural haematoma is a rare clinical presentation and may be associated with coagulation disorders. These hematomas present usually with rapidly developing paraparesis and any delay in diagnosis may be disastrous.

Methods: We included five patients of spontaneous epidural hematomas in hemophilia A with neurological deficit. They were treated non-operatively with factor VIII replacement therapy with oral tranexamic acid and intravenous dexamethasone as per protocol. All patients were followed up for 6 months and assessed for signs of neurological recovery and radiological resolution of hematoma.

Results: All patients had complete motor recovery within 3 months of initiating treatment and showed resolution of hematoma on MRI.

Conclusions: Prognosis following early initiation of correction of factor deficiency is good.


Hemophilia, Spontaneous epidural hematoma, Nonoperative

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