Intraspinal Lipomas Without Associated Spinal Dysraphism


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Arslan E. , KUZEYLİ K. , ARSLAN E.

IRANIAN RED CRESCENT MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.16, no.5, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5812/ircmj.11423
  • Title of Journal : IRANIAN RED CRESCENT MEDICAL JOURNAL

Abstract

Introduction: The aim of this study was to report surgical strategies and clinical outcomes for thoraco-lumbar intradural lipomas. Intraspinal lipomas are rare congenital histologically benign neoplasms, which account for less than 1% of all spinal cord tumors. These tumors are most frequently found in the lumbosacral area as components of a dysraphic state, however, intramedullary lipomas are not associated with spina bifida or cutaneous malformations and have only been described as isolated cases among spinal lipomas, where the thoracolumbar region is rarely affected.