(spinal) epidural space

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(spinal) epidural space

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fat-filled space immediately external to the dura mater ensheathing the spinal cord; contains the internal vertebral (epidural) venous plexus, and is the target site for epidural anesthesia.
Synonym(s): spatium peridurale
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Involvement of the spinal epidural space is unusual; only 32 cases have been reported, with a mean age of 19.
Spinal epidural lipomatosis is characterized by pathological hypertrophy of adipose tissue located in the spinal epidural space producing thecal sac compression.
The spinal epidural space is the area between the spinal cord and the vertebral body.