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Case Reports in Hematology
Volume 2018, Article ID 4507638, 5 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/4507638
Case Report

Iatrogenic Spinal Subdural Hematoma due to Apixaban: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

1Cerebrovascular Division, Department of Neurology, Hospital Universitari del SagratCor, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
2Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital Universitari del SagratCor, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
3Department of Neuroradiology, Hospital Universitari del SagratCor, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Correspondence should be addressed to Adrià Arboix; moc.rocsh@xiobraa

Received 17 October 2017; Revised 3 December 2017; Accepted 24 December 2017; Published 19 February 2018

Academic Editor: Kate Khair

Copyright © 2018 Alba Colell et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

In the last decade, the clinical relevance for developing safer oral anticoagulants prompted the development of new classes of drugs that have shown a lower risk of life-threatening bleeding events as compared to standard warfarin. Nontraumatic spinal subdural hematoma is an uncommon urgent complication that can be associated with the use of these agents. An unusual case of spinal subdural hematoma related to apixaban treatment for nonrheumatic atrial fibrillation is reported here.