MRI Diagnosis of Obesity-Related Spinal Epidural Lipomatosis

Paolo Spinnato, Federico Ponti, Silvia de Pasqua

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A 61-year-old male presented to our hospital complaining of claudication: bilateral leg weakness impeding mobility. Symptoms started after 100 m of walk and recede after several minutes of rest. The patient was obese, with a body mass index (BMI) of 41 kg/m2 and reported a weight gain of about 55 pounds in the last year. Patient's comorbidities were dyslipidemia, hypertension, and antithrombin III deficiency. The patient also suffered from chronic low-back pain recently worsened and cervical pain. Pulses in the lower limbs were present. Neurological examination was also unremarkable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-2
Number of pages2
JournalCanadian Journal of Neurological Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - Sept 24 2019


  • Intermittent claudication
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Obesity
  • Spine


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