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Epidural Fibrosis

Epidural fibroses are post-operative adhesions of scar tissue, which often can cause strong pain. A short period free of pain for two to three weeks, followed by a renewed appearance of very persistent pain is typical for a fibrosis. With the help of contrast medium, magnetic resonance tomography shows the difference between scar or disk tissue that has slipped after surgery. Unfortunately, therapy for fibroses is very limited since operating again on the scar yields little success and even leads to a more pronounced scarring. Attempts at a surgical fixation are met with little chance of success.

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