Intracranial and spinal lipoma
Intracranial lipoma is a benign formation that consists of adipose tissue. This pathology mainly develops asymptomatically. Lipomas (adipose), do not have a tendency to cancer transformation. Intracranial lipoma is always an innate formation and is not associated with neoplasia, but is a violation of embryogenesis with the formation of a pathological area of adipose tissue deposition. The presence of lipoma often correlates with other malformations of the brain.
In the cavity of the skull, the lipoma has very typical locations.
Lipoma of the interhemispheric fissure
Fat deposits of the falx brain
Lipoma of the convectional surface
Lipoma of the cerebello-pontine angle
Lipoma of the selly region
Lipoma of other localization
Spinal intradural lymphoma
However, lipoma also occurs elsewhere in the central nervous system, for example, it is often localized in the region of the cauda equina
Spinal epidural lipomatosis
Another developmental anomaly common in the vertebral canal is lipomatosis - an excess of congenital adipose tissue deposition in the thoracic and lumbar spine, extramedullary, behind the dural sac.
Author: Radiologist, Ph.D. Vlasov Evgeniy Alexandrovich
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