Compressive epidural autologous free fat graft in a patient with failed back syndrome: Case report

Z. Israel, S. Constantini

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Abstract

A patient who had undergone surgery twice previously for lumbar spine disease presented with paraparesis and urinary sphincter problems. Imaging showed a large epidural compressive lesion with the consistency of fat at the L3/4 level. At operation a large mass of compressing epidural fat was removed. This was an epidural autologous free fat graft placed in a previous operation when stabilizing the lumbar spine. The merits of a free fat graft in relation to the prevention of epidural scar and the failed back syndrome are discussed, and the significance of this complication was considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)240-242
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Spinal Disorders
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1995
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cauda equina syndrome
  • Epidural scar
  • Failed back syndrome
  • Free fat graft

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