Scalp lipoma (occipital region)

Case contributed by Dr Subash Thapa


Soft, mobile, non-tender midline lump in the occipital region. No history of trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Male

There is a well defined homogeneously hypodense fat attenuating area measuring approximately 4.8x4.2x2.2 cm in size is noted in the sclap (occipital region) in the midline. No evidence of intracranial extension. No scalloping or erosion or sclerosis of the adjacent calvarium is seen.

Case Discussion

Lipoma should be differentiated from liposarcoma.

Poorly defined, Inhomogeneous attenuation with soft tissue component and calcifications within fatty mass. Evidence of invasion and infiltrations are CT features of liposarcoma.

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Case information

rID: 57280
Published: 7th Jan 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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