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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 2002;31(4): 395-398.
Intradural Lipoma in the Lower Thoracic Spinal Cord.
Chi Hwan Lee, Tae Sung Kim, Ki Taek Lee, Jun Seok Koh, Young Jin Lim, Gook Ki Kim, Won Leem, Bong Arm Rhee
Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Intradural spinal lipoma is a rare benign tumor in the spinal cord and a case of intradural lipoma in the lower thoracic region is presented. In our case, subtotal resection was done due to the severe fibrous adhesion to surrounding neural tissue. We conclude that the role of surgery in intradural spinal lipoma should be a decompressive procedure to stop the progression of neurological deficit.
Key Words: Lipoma; Spinal cord; Intradural; Thoracic
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