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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 2006;39(3): 224-227.
Intramedullary Spinal Cord Lipoma without Spinal Dysraphism.
Jae Taek Hong, Sang Won Lee, Byung Chul Son, Jae Hoon Sung
Department of Neurosurgery, St. Vincent Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Suwon, Korea. nslsw@vincent.cuk.ac.kr
ABSTRACT
Extradural lipomas have been frequently reported in the literature, but intramedullary lipomas are far rarer, constituting only approximately 2% of total intramedullary tumors. Intramedullary lipomas are also commonly associated with spinal dysraphism. Lipomas which are not associated with spinal dysraphism are present in only about 1% of spinal lipoma patients. Here, we report a rare case of a patient suffering from an isolated intramedullary lipoma without evidence of spinal dysraphism.
Key Words: Lipoma; Intramedullary cord tumor
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