(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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Neurologists describe epiduroscopy, a form of endoscopy that cam access the spinal epidural space to provide direct visualizations and focused intervention for the many spine pathological clinical symptoms that result from the interaction of neural elements with their surrounding structures.
Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma (SEH) is described as a spontaneous collection of blood in the spinal epidural space and often causes devastating sequelae unless it is diagnosed in time and effectively managed.
Most researchers claim that it occurs at the epidural venous plexus in the spinal epidural space of the thoracic spine, and the abdominal cavity can also be directly affected.
Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma (SSEH) is defined as a spontaneous collection of blood in the spinal epidural space.
A CT scan of the neck, chest, and abdomen was performed revealing a pneumomediastinum as well as air in the spinal epidural space at cervical and thoracic levels (Figure 1).
Lumbar disc sequestration is penetration of the posterior longitudinal ligament (PLL) by the nucleus pulposus which migrate within the spinal epidural space.
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.