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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 382-383

Unusual cause of lumbar canal stenosis in 8th decade of life – Spinal epidural lipomatosis


Department of Neurosurgery, Neurosciences Center, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Manmohan Singh
Room No 715, 7th Floor, Neurosurgery Office, Department of Neurosurgery, Neurosciences Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi - 110 029
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jcvjs.JCVJS_103_15

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Spinal Epidural lipomatosis (SEL) is an uncommon condition, usually presents in young and middle aged patients, with male preponderance. Idiopathic SEL is rare, particularly in 8th decade of life. SEL should also be considered as a differential diagnosis in approach of elderly patient presenting with lumbar canal stenosis. Such a case of 77 year old man is presented here.


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