Berrin Erok, Kenan Kıbıcı, Ali Önder Atca



Intracranial lipomas (ICL) are rare congenital malformations representing < 0.5% of all intracranial lesions. The majority of ICL occur in the pericallosal cistern and are called as pericallosal lipoma (PCL). These lesions may be associated with various central nervous system (CNS) malformations and vascular abnormalities. They are usually asymptomatic and found incidentally in neuroimaging studies but depending on their location, size and presence of other CNS abnormalities, they can appear with various clinical presentations. Surgical resection is dangerous and unnecessary in most of the cases. Careful radiological imaging is important in order to prevent unnecessary interventions and diagnose rare atypical PCLs which require surgery. In this report, we present a case of incidentally found PCL extending into the right lateral ventricle in a patient with traumatic head injury.


Key words: intracranial lipoma, pericallosal lipoma, computed tomography

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