Intracranial lipoma

Case contributed by Muhammad Qasim Khan


The patient presented with headaches for 2 months.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Male

T1W hyperintense signals are seen along falx cerebri with suppression of signals on FLAIR.


Non-contrast CT scan shows a well-defined fat density area along the falx cerebri posteriorly. 

Case Discussion

Intracranial lipoma is a benign and very rare entity and is found incidentally on MRI or CT scans. Though they can be found anywhere intracranially majority are found along the midline.

They are usually asymptomatic. When symptoms do occur, they are frequently the result of co-existing general clinical conditions.

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