Sylvian fissure lipoma

Case contributed by Dr Necip Gungor Atikeler


Presented with headache.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Female

Within the left Sylvian fissure is a lentiform shaped mass with fat signal on all sequences.

No subarachnoid droplets or adjacent parenchymal abnormality. 

Case Discussion

Intracranial lipomas are rare congenital malformations. They are usually pericallosal asymptomatic midline lesions. The imaging characteristics of lipomas and dermoids are similar. Tumor location, signal homogeneity of the lesion, following fat density on all sequences in magnetic resonance images can help one to distinguish lipomas from dermoids.

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Case information

rID: 52536
Published: 3rd May 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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