Do Glucocorticoids Cause Spinal Epidural Lipomatosis? When Endocrinology and Spinal Surgery Meet

@article{Koch2000DoGC,
  title={Do Glucocorticoids Cause Spinal Epidural Lipomatosis? When Endocrinology and Spinal Surgery Meet},
  author={Christian A. Koch and John L. Doppman and Nicholas J. Patronas and Lynnette K Nieman and George P. Chrousos},
  journal={Trends in Endocrinology \& Metabolism},
  year={2000},
  volume={11},
  pages={86-90}
}
Here, we report pathogenetic aspects of spinal epidural lipomatosis (SEL) based on a literature review. SEL is a rare entity but can cause significant morbidity. Its symptoms can be identical to those of more common disorders such as vertebral and disc disease, and cord lesions (for example, transverse myelitis, multiple sclerosis and syringomyelia). Therefore, it often goes undiagnosed. In addition, SEL occurs in patients on glucocorticoid therapy, which can lead to myopathy, thereby mimicking… Expand
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