(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.
[Malignant lymphoma of the spinal epidural space. Report of three cases].
EMH is rarely observed in the spinal epidural space and patients are usually asymptomatic.
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.
Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma (SSEH) is defined as a spontaneous collection of blood in the spinal epidural space. Abnormalities of coagulation (congenital and acquired) and vascular malformations are the most common precipitating factors.
The chest radiography revealed the continuous diaphragm sign [6] (Figure 2) and a chest CT confirmed a pneumomediastinum with further dissection of air into the neck and the spinal epidural space. The patient was admitted for observation and responded well to conservative treatment with bed rest, oxygen, and opiates for cough control.
Lumbar disc sequestration is penetration of the posterior longitudinal ligament (PLL) by the nucleus pulposus which migrate within the spinal epidural space. Sequestrated disc accounts for 28.6% of all symptomatic disc herniations.1 Most of the ruptured (sequestrated) disc fragments migrate within the spinal canal in cranial, caudal and lateral directions.2-6 Dorsal extradural sequestration of disc herniation is very rare.1,7
Involvement of the spinal epidural space is unusual; only 32 cases have been reported, with a mean age of 19.1 years and a slight predominance in males.
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.