Spinal epidural lipomatosis caused by corticosteroid treatment in ulcerative colitis.

@article{Kotilainen2006SpinalEL,
  title={Spinal epidural lipomatosis caused by corticosteroid treatment in ulcerative colitis.},
  author={E. M. Kotilainen and Ulla Hohenthal and Jari Karhu and Pirkko Kotilainen},
  journal={European journal of internal medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={138-40}
}
Spinal epidural lipomatosis is the result of deposition of unencapsulated fat in the extradural space of the spinal canal. Most commonly, this rare condition is a complication secondary to corticosteroid treatment. We describe a 49-year-old patient with ulcerative colitis who developed paraparesis due to overgrowth of epidural fat tissue. This is the second… CONTINUE READING