Thoracic spine fracture associated with an extradural lipoma: Case report and systematic review of the literature

  • Giovanni Noia UOC Chirurgia Vertebrale, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy.
  • Mattia Basilico Istituto di Clinica Ortopedica, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy.
  • Raffaele Vitiello Istituto di Clinica Ortopedica, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy.
  • Andrea Perna | perna.andrea90@gmail.com UOC Chirurgia Vertebrale, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy.
  • Antonio Leone Istituto di Radiologia, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS, Rome; Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy.
  • Nicolò Rumi Istituto di Radiologia, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS, Rome; Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy.
  • Francesco Ciro Tamburrelli UOC Chirurgia Vertebrale, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy.

Abstract

Isolated extradural lipoma (IEL), not associated to spinal dysraphisms, is a rare condition. Frequently IEL was confused with much more frequent diffuse lipomatosis. The lesion can be completely asymptomatic and occasionally diagnosed with magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. This paper describes a case of a patient with an axial compression fracture of the thoracic spine associated with an extradural lipoma. We also performed a systematic review of the pertinent literature in order to retrieve the key information regarding: the diagnosis, the clinical features and the treatment.

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Published
2020-06-26
Keywords:
Spine, extradural lipomas, trauma, magnetic resonance imaging, stabilization, personalized medicine.
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Noia, G., Basilico, M., Vitiello, R., Perna, A., Leone, A., Rumi, N., & Tamburrelli, F. C. (2020). Thoracic spine fracture associated with an extradural lipoma: Case report and systematic review of the literature. Orthopedic Reviews, 12(1s). https://doi.org/10.4081/or.2020.8684