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Intracranial lipomas.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1927603     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Intracranial lipomas are very rare, probably congenital lesions. Though they can occur anywhere in the intracranial space, a good proportion of cases tend to be located around the midline. Review of the literature as well as our own three cases--which forms the basis of this article--shows that they are mostly asymptomatic. When symptoms occur, they are frequently the result of coexisting general clinical conditions. Lipomas used to be reported mainly as incidental findings at autopsy. Advances in neuro-imaging techniques have vastly improved the likelihood of their being discovered during life. At present however, significant increase in the reported incidence of these tumours is yet to be seen. Surgical extirpation of the tumour is not considered necessary in the majority of patients, many of whom show remarkable clinical improvement following shunt procedures for obstructive hydrocephalus as well as treatment of coexisting conditions such as epilepsy.
Authors:
P O Eghwrudjakpor; M Kurisaka; M Fukuoka; K Mori
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta neurochirurgica     Volume:  110     ISSN:  0001-6268     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Neurochir (Wien)     Publication Date:  1991  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-11-12     Completed Date:  1991-11-12     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0151000     Medline TA:  Acta Neurochir (Wien)     Country:  AUSTRIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  124-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurosurgery, Kochi Medical School, Nankoku City, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Brain / pathology
Brain Neoplasms / diagnosis,  pathology,  surgery*
Humans
Lipoma / diagnosis,  pathology,  surgery*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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