Spinal Epidural Lipomatosis: A Rare Complication From Hormonal Therapy for Infantile Spasms.


Division of Child Neurology, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky; Department of Neurology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York City, New York. Electronic address: [Email]


Spinal epidural lipomatosis (SEL) represents pathologic overgrowth of extradural adipose tissue in the spinal canal that can result in spinal cord compression. SEL has been associated with excess corticosteroids, whether from exogenous steroid use or from excess endogenous steroids. Spinal epidural lipomatosis is rarely reported in children and has not been reported in association with hormonal therapy for infantile spasms.


ACTH,Adrenocorticotropin hormone,Infantile spasms,Paraparesis,Spinal epidural lipomatosis,

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