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Idiopathic Spinal Epidural Lipomatosis Inflicting Cauda Equina Syndrome.

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Idiopathic Spinal Epidural Lipomatosis Inflicting Cauda Equina Syndrome.

Clin Pract Circumstances Emerg Med. 2017 Nov;1(four):305-308

Authors: Bushkar JB, MenkinSmith LP, Krywko DM

Summary
Spinal epidural lipomatosis (SEL) is a uncommon situation outlined by the hypertrophy of adipose tissue within the spinal epidural area, typically leading to compression of nerves within the area affected.1 This case describes a 64-year-old man who offered with cauda equina syndrome. Magnetic resonance imaging of the backbone revealed in depth SEL of the lumbar backbone. He underwent decompression and fusion with subsequent enchancment of signs. This is among the few instances reported of lumbar SEL in a non-obese affected person in absence of long-term corticosteroid utilization. We evaluation attainable etiologies.

PMID: 29849325 [PubMed]

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