A case of idiopathic spinal epidural lipomatosis presented with radicular pain caused by compression with enlarged veins surrounding nerve roots.

@article{Kawai2002ACO,
  title={A case of idiopathic spinal epidural lipomatosis presented with radicular pain caused by compression with enlarged veins surrounding nerve roots.},
  author={Makoto Kawai and Fukashi Udaka and Kenya Nishioka and Minoru Houshimaru and Takashi Koyama and Masakuni Kameyama},
  journal={Acta neurologica Scandinavica},
  year={2002},
  volume={105 4},
  pages={322-5}
}
OBJECTIVE To report a case of idiopathic spinal epidural lipomatosis (SEDL) presented with unique radicular pain most likely caused by enlarged veins surrounding nerve roots. PATIENT A 26-year-old male presented with radicular pain of the right T6-T7 area. He also showed Becker's nevus in the corresponding area. CT myelography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed epidural lipomatosis posterior to T4-T8 of the spinal cord. Surgical removal of adipose tissue and a hemilaminectomy of T4-T7… CONTINUE READING