Epidural lipomatosis

Case contributed by Dr Abhinav Ranwaka


lower limb sensory complaints

Patient Data

Age: 52
Gender: Female

There is prominence of posterior epidural fat which is maximum at L2-3 disc level where it measures 9mm anteroposteriorly. The disc changes, ligamentum flavum hypertrophy and excessive posterior epidural fat are causing mild stenosis of the spinal canal and indenting the cauda equina.

Case Discussion

Epidural lipomatosis is a benign condition usually associated with other causes of excess fat deposition in the body or can be an isolated finding. There can be mass effect on the nerves due to this fat causing associated sensory or motor complaints.

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Case information

rID: 43266
Published: 21st Apr 2016
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Spine
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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