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Sylvian fissure lipomas: case reports and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10616565     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Two patients with Sylvian fissure lipoma are reported. One of them was operated on because of an increased frequency of epileptic seizures in spite of high dose carbamazepine treatment. A review of the literature regarding the surgical experience with Sylvian lipomas revealed only four cases, and in none of them was the lipoma removed totally. One of ours is the first case in which total removal of the lipoma was achieved. The postoperative course was uneventful and carbamazepine dose was gradually lowered without further epileptic activity. If these exceedingly rare lesions cause symptoms then surgical intervention is indicated. With microsurgical techniques, Sylvian fissure lipomas can be removed totally without complication and symptomatic improvement may result.
Authors:
A C Sarioğlu; M Y Kaynar; M Hanci; M Uzan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of neurosurgery     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0268-8697     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Neurosurg     Publication Date:  1999 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-01-19     Completed Date:  2000-01-19     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8800054     Medline TA:  Br J Neurosurg     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  386-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurosurgery, Cerrahpasa Medical School, Istanbul University, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Anticonvulsants / therapeutic use*
Carbamazepine / therapeutic use*
Cerebral Veins*
Epilepsy / drug therapy*,  etiology
Female
Humans
Lipoma / complications,  surgery*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Vascular Neoplasms / complications,  surgery*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anticonvulsants; 298-46-4/Carbamazepine

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