Sylvian fissure lipoma

Case contributed by Dr Nick Tarasov


Non-specific headaches

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male

The lobular homogenous extra-axial mass located in the anterior part of the Sylvian fissure contacting with brain surface, showing fat tissue signals

Moderate cortical atrophy

No diffusion restriction

Case Discussion

Intracranial lipomas are rare lesions but seldom located in the Sylvian fissure. It can be associated with headaches as well as with a risk of rupture by head trauma.


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Case information

rID: 59139
Published: 23rd Mar 2018
Last edited: 23rd Mar 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: USMU

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