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Idiopathic spinal epidural lipomatosis. Case report and review of literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7586816     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Idiopathic spinal epidural lipomatosis rarely is found (8 reported cases) in the absence of steroid treatment or obvious endocrinopathy. One additional symptomatic case with gait difficulty is described here. The only common etiologic factor for all cases is their obesity. Magnetic resonance imaging is the most helpful diagnostic means and should be used initially. In a patient with radicular pain or progressive paralysis who is obese, spinal epidural lipomatosis may be the etiologic factor involved.
M Sato; K Yamashita; Y Aoki; K Hiroshima
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical orthopaedics and related research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0009-921X     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res.     Publication Date:  1995 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-12-14     Completed Date:  1995-12-14     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0075674     Medline TA:  Clin Orthop Relat Res     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  129-34     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Osaka National Hospital, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Epidural Space
Lipomatosis / complications,  diagnosis*,  surgery
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Nerve Compression Syndromes / etiology
Spinal Diseases / diagnosis*,  surgery
Spinal Nerve Roots

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