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