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jimmyfan9jjimmyfan9 Posts: 4
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:43 AM in Degenerative Disc Disease
i just got my report for new mri does anybody know what epidural fat is


  • This is what I found out on the web

    The spinal cord is surrounded by an extension of three layers of covering ("Dura") from the skull. The space outside of this "covering" of three layers is named the epidural area, "epi" meaning 'over' or 'above'... Epidural fat means fat outside the dura, and is reported on MRI's & CT's to indicate that something is pushing on the dura either from inside (like a herniated disc) or from the outside (like pressure from something outside the dural layer)... scar tissue is one thing that could displace epidural fat...

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