Quadrigeminal cistern lipoma

Case contributed by Dr Ammar Haouimi


Patient with headaches and hyperprolactinemia.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Female

The MR sequences show a small well-defined lesion located in right para-median region of the quadrigeminal cistern. It appears of high intensity on both T1 and T2 with loss of signal on sagittal T1 fat saturation and blooming on the gradient echo sequence.

Case Discussion

The gradient echo and fat-saturated sequences are best sequences to differentiate lipoma from subarachnoid haemorhage.

The differential diagnosis should include also the lesions containig fat (see related article: intracranial lipoma).

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Case information

rID: 59791
Published: 19th May 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Aurès Medical Imaging Center - Batna Algeria

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