Intracranial lipoma - quadrigeminal cistern

Case contributed by G Balachandran
Diagnosis certain


Chronic headache

Patient Data

Age: 13 years
Gender: Female

A well defined, midline, hypodense lesion, measuring 2 cm diameter, in the region of quadrigeminal plate cistern. The lesion has a CT value of (-139 HU) indicating fat component. There was evidence of obstructive hydrocephalus.

Case Discussion

Features are typical of an intracranial lipoma at the quadrigeminal cistern with obstructive hydrocephalus. 

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