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Reversibility of lumbar epidural lipomatosis in obese patients after weight-reduction diet.

Authors
  • Borstlap, A C
  • van Rooij, W J
  • Sluzewski, M
  • Leyten, A C
  • Beute, G
Type
Published Article
Journal
Neuroradiology
Publication Date
Nov 01, 1995
Volume
37
Issue
8
Pages
670–673
Identifiers
PMID: 8748904
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We present three obese patients with symptomatic lumbar epidural lipomatosis. All three were treated with a calorie-controlled diet and considerable weight reduction was achieved. MRI demonstrated a reduction in the epidural fat and relief of thecal sac compression in all three; two also improved clinically.

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