Decompression of idiopathic lumbar epidural lipomatosis: diagnostic magnetic resonance imaging evaluation and review of the literature.

@article{Ishikawa2006DecompressionOI,
  title={Decompression of idiopathic lumbar epidural lipomatosis: diagnostic magnetic resonance imaging evaluation and review of the literature.},
  author={Yoshinori Ishikawa and Yoichi Shimada and Naohisa Miyakoshi and Tetsuya Suzuki and Michio Hongo and Yuji Kasukawa and Kyoji Okada and E Itoi},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Spine},
  year={2006},
  volume={4 1},
  pages={24-30}
}
OBJECT Idiopathic symptomatic spinal epidural lipomatosis (SEL) is a rare condition, and few reports have discussed diagnostic imaging criteria. To evaluate factors relating to its clinical symptoms, correlations between clinical features and the presence of spinal epidural fat were investigated, and the literature concerning idiopathic SEL was reviewed. METHODS Morphological gradings of epidural fat were evaluated in seven patients with idiopathic SEL by using magnetic resonance (MR) imaging… CONTINUE READING