Lipoma of the conus

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Subtle neurological deficit in the feet

Patient Data

Age: 20
Gender: Male

Intradural fat density mass (HU -62).


MRI to further define CT abnormality

Intradural lipoma intimately related to the conus tip and cauda equina with the cord terminating at ~ L2/3 = minor tethering.  No other features of spinal dysraphism.  Filum terminale not particularly thickened.

Case Discussion

Typical appearances of a lipoma of the filum terminale. 

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Case information

rID: 19592
Published: 27th Sep 2012
Last edited: 15th Sep 2019
Tag: spine
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