Paper Information

Journal:   ACTA MEDICA IRANICA   2016 , Volume 54 , Number 5; Page(s) 337 To 338.
 
Paper: 

IDIOPATHIC LUMBAR EPIDURAL LIPOMATOSIS MIMICKING DISC

 
 
Author(s):  DURAN E.F.E., ILIK KEMAL*, ACAR TURKER, YILDIZ MELDA
 
* DEPARTMENT OF NEUROSURGERY, SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, MEVLANA UNIVERSITY, KONYA, TURKEY
 
Abstract: 

Spinal epidural lipomatosis is a rare condition which is described as the accumulation of fat in the extradural territory and often causes dural impingement. Spinal epidural lipomatosis has been implicated in causing a variety of neurologic impairments ranging from back pain, radiculopathy, claudication, myelopathy or even cauda equina syndrome. We report a 46-year-old female with obesity and a history of chronic back pain and radiculopathy who developed idiopathic Spinal epidural lipomatosis diagnosed by magnetic resonance imaging. The purpose of this report is to present a case of spinal epidural lipomatosis presenting with symptomatic cord compression and also remind this rare condition as a the differential diagnosis of epidural lesions in patients with risk factors.

 
Keyword(s): EPIDURAL LIPOMATOSIS, FAT, MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING, RADICULOPATHY
 
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