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Lipomyelocele is one of the most common closed spinal dysraphism. It is seen in the thoracolumbar region and usually presents as a fatty subcutaneous mass.
Posterior spinal defect noted which is covered with skin and shows interspersed lipomatous tissue. The neural placode-lipoma interface lies within the spinal canal or at its edge with normal anterior subarachnoid space.
- 1. TP Naidich, DG McLone, S Mutluer. A new understanding of dorsal dysraphism with lipoma (lipomyeloschisis): radiologic evaluation and surgical correction. (2012) American Journal of Roentgenology. doi:10.2214/ajr.140.6.1065