Cerebellopontine angle lipoma

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard
MRI

T1 weighted image demonstrates a small hyperintense nodule of tissue surrounding the facial / vestibulocochlear nerve in the cerebellopontine angle. On post contrast fat saturated imaging, no enhancement is identified and the entire mass demonstrates attenuation in keeping with it being composed of fat. Features are thus those of an intracranial lipoma.

Annotated image

T1 weighted image demonstrates a small hyperintense nodule of tissue surrounding the facial / vestibulocochlear nerve in the cerebellopontine angle. On post contrast fat saturated imaging, no enhancement is identified and the entire mass demonstrates attenuation in keeping with it being composed of fat. Features are thus those of an intracranial lipoma.

Case Discussion

Characteristic features of an intracranial lipoma.

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Case information

rID: 2596
Case created: 7th May 2008
Last edited: 17th Sep 2015
Tag: cn viii
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