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Thoracic epidural lipomatosis with associated syrinx: case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10940429     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 54-year-old black male with a 15-year history progressive lower extremity weakness was evaluated with a thoracic MRI that revealed epidural lipomatosis extending from T1-T10 with an associated syrinx at T1-3. He was neither overweight nor taking steroids. A multilevel thoracic laminectomy with resection of lipoma was performed without directly addressing the syrinx. Postoperatively, his symptoms improved and an MRI obtained 1 year after surgery demonstrated resolution of the syrinx. This is the only case of epidural lipomatosis with an associated syrinx that we have seen reported in the world literature.
J S Citow; L Kranzler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgical neurology     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0090-3019     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Neurol     Publication Date:  2000 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-09-07     Completed Date:  2000-09-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0367070     Medline TA:  Surg Neurol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  589-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Sections of Neurosurgery at the University of Chicago Medical Center and Illinois Masonic Hospital, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Epidural Space / pathology
Laminectomy / methods
Lipomatosis / complications*,  diagnosis,  surgery
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Syringomyelia / complications*,  diagnosis,  surgery
Thoracic Diseases / complications*,  diagnosis,  surgery

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