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Intracranial Lipoma
Paula J. Woodward, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          • Diagnostic Checklist

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Synonyms

              • Lipomatous hamartoma
            • Definitions

              • Mass of mature nonneoplastic adipose tissue
                • CNS lipomas are actually congenital malformations, not true neoplasms

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Ultrasonographic Findings

                • MR Findings

                  • Imaging Recommendations

                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                      PATHOLOGY

                      • General Features

                        CLINICAL ISSUES

                        • Presentation

                          • Demographics

                            • Natural History & Prognosis

                              • Treatment

                                DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                • Consider

                                  Selected References

                                  1. Gowda VK et al: Ohtahara syndrome associated with hemimegalencephaly and intracranial lipoma. J Pediatr Neurosci. 10(2):185-7, 2015
                                  2. Nanni M et al: Prenatal and postnatal imaging of multiple intracranial lipomas: report of a case. Fetal Diagn Ther. 30(2):160-2, 2011
                                  3. Takatani T et al: A posterior fossa lipoma extending into the cervical spine and subcutaneous space via a cranium bifidum. Brain Dev. 30(9):603-5, 2008
                                  4. Woodward PJ et al: From the archives of the AFIP: a comprehensive review of fetal tumors with pathologic correlation. Radiographics. 25(1):215-42, 2005
                                  5. Puvabanditsin S et al: Intracranial lipomas in neonate. J Perinatol. 22(5):414-5, 2002
                                  6. Ickowitz V et al: Prenatal diagnosis and postnatal follow-up of pericallosal lipoma: report of seven new cases. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 22(4):767-72, 2001
                                  7. Kieslich M et al: Midline developmental anomalies with lipomas in the corpus callosum region. J Child Neurol. 15(2):85-9, 2000
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                                  KEY FACTS

                                  • Terminology

                                    • Imaging

                                      • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                        • Clinical Issues

                                          • Diagnostic Checklist

                                            TERMINOLOGY

                                            • Synonyms

                                              • Lipomatous hamartoma
                                            • Definitions

                                              • Mass of mature nonneoplastic adipose tissue
                                                • CNS lipomas are actually congenital malformations, not true neoplasms

                                            IMAGING

                                            • General Features

                                              • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                • MR Findings

                                                  • Imaging Recommendations

                                                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                      PATHOLOGY

                                                      • General Features

                                                        CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                        • Presentation

                                                          • Demographics

                                                            • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                              • Treatment

                                                                DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                • Consider

                                                                  Selected References

                                                                  1. Gowda VK et al: Ohtahara syndrome associated with hemimegalencephaly and intracranial lipoma. J Pediatr Neurosci. 10(2):185-7, 2015
                                                                  2. Nanni M et al: Prenatal and postnatal imaging of multiple intracranial lipomas: report of a case. Fetal Diagn Ther. 30(2):160-2, 2011
                                                                  3. Takatani T et al: A posterior fossa lipoma extending into the cervical spine and subcutaneous space via a cranium bifidum. Brain Dev. 30(9):603-5, 2008
                                                                  4. Woodward PJ et al: From the archives of the AFIP: a comprehensive review of fetal tumors with pathologic correlation. Radiographics. 25(1):215-42, 2005
                                                                  5. Puvabanditsin S et al: Intracranial lipomas in neonate. J Perinatol. 22(5):414-5, 2002
                                                                  6. Ickowitz V et al: Prenatal diagnosis and postnatal follow-up of pericallosal lipoma: report of seven new cases. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 22(4):767-72, 2001
                                                                  7. Kieslich M et al: Midline developmental anomalies with lipomas in the corpus callosum region. J Child Neurol. 15(2):85-9, 2000