Lipoma subgaleal

Case contributed by Bruno Di Muzio
Diagnosis almost certain


Headache. Incidental finding.

Patient Data

Age: 75-year-old
Gender: Female

CT Brain


Non-contrast Brain CT demonstrates a small and non-specific calcification in the right basal ganglia area. Remainder brain parenchyma is within the normal aspect for the age group.

A large right occipital fat tissue mass is observed protruding the galea aponeurotica creating a pouch-like aspect.

Case Discussion

This case illustrates a big lipoma subgaleal in the occipital region. The CT features are strongly suggestive for this diagnosis, no further management is required, unless for cosmetic purposes.

The CT scan is unremarkable for the headache clinical context.

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