dural ectasia


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dural ectasia

A dilation of the membranes that line the lumbosacral spine, typically seen in patients with Marfan syndrome.
See also: ectasia
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5] Conservative management consisting of primarily observation is selected for patients with high surgical risk or in whom the dural ectasia is asymptomatic, small and unlikely to enlarge.
A single prior case report of dural ectasia causing urinary retention from bladder neck obstruction has been reported; however, to our knowledge, this is the first case report in the English literature where a dural ectasia in a patient with Marfan's syndrome caused hydroureteronephrosis from ureteric compression.
Dural ectasia in Marfan syndrome: a case control study.
Nervous system--Although there is no way to prevent dural ectasia from developing, medication may help minimize any associated pain.