Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma (SSEH) is rare in pregnancy and only few cases have been reported in literature. Herein, author presents a case of a 26-year-old female with 17 weeks of gestation who developed progressive descending quadriparesis (tetraparesis) and numbness below the level of C4. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the cervical spine demonstrated an epidural hematoma extending from C3 to C7 vertebrae. Posterior decompressive laminectomy was performed with removal of the epidural hematoma. The patient's neurological function subsequently improved.
The diagnosis and management of spontaneous epidural hematoma in pregnancy is presented with a review of literature.