Idiopathic spinal epidural lipomatosis - two cases report and review of literature.

  title={Idiopathic spinal epidural lipomatosis - two cases report and review of literature.},
  author={Jun-Yeen Chan and Chih-Ju Chang and C M Jeng and Shih-Hung Huang and Yuan-Kai Liu and Jing-Shan Huang},
  journal={Chang Gung medical journal},
  volume={32 6},
Spinal epidural lipomatosis (SEL), an abnormal localized or tumor-like accumulation of fat in the epidural space, is an infrequent complication of chronic steroid usage and an uncommon cause of spinal cord compression. During the period of 1990 to 2006, we have two cases of medically heath SEL patients without history of steroid administration. Their initial clinical manifestations were low back pain, progressive lower extremities weakness, numbness, followed by rapid deterioration of… CONTINUE READING
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