Exploring the posterior lumbar epidural space with 3D reconstructions of magnetic resonance images

Takeaway

  • 3D reconstruction of high-resolution MRIs from people with low back pain defined the location of posterior epidural fat pads and a prelaminar fibrous body.

Why this matters

  • Greater knowledge of the structures and content of epidural spaces helps to explain catheter lateralization and to identify the location of epidural fats that could absorb lipophilic therapeutic agents.