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Spinal Epidural Lipomatosis: A Case Study.

Clancey, Jeanne K.

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Abstract

colon; Spinal epidural lipomatosis (SEDL), 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. A patient with a primary malignant brain tumor on chronic corticosteroids presented with a clinical picture of cord compression and was diagnosed with SEDL.

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