Idiopathic Lumbar Epidural Lipomatosis Mimicking Disc Herniation: A Case Report

  • EFE Duran Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Mevlana University, Konya, Turkey.
  • Kemal Ilik Mail Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine, Mevlana University, Konya, Turkey.
  • Turker Acar Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Mevlana University, Konya, Turkey.
  • Melda Yıldız Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Mevlana University, Konya, Turkey.
Keywords:
Epidural lipomatosis, Fat, Magnetic resonance imaging, Radiculopathy

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.

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Published
2016-05-28
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Duran E, Ilik K, Acar T, Yıldız M. Idiopathic Lumbar Epidural Lipomatosis Mimicking Disc Herniation: A Case Report. Acta Med Iran. 54(5):337-338.
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