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Neurosurgery. 1990 May;26(5):880-2.

Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma with associated platelet dysfunction from excessive garlic ingestion: a case report.

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  • 1Department of Surgery, Pontiac General Hospital, Michigan.

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The authors report a case of spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma causing paraplegia secondary to a qualitative platelet disorder from excessive garlic ingestion. The case also demonstrates satisfactory recovery from thoracic spinal epidural hematoma in a nonagenarian. Recovery from severe spinal cord compression can occur even in the very elderly.

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