Extradural spinal lipomas. Report of two cases and review of the literature

G. Butti, P. Gaetani, M. Scelsi, S. Pezzotta

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Abstract

The authors present two cases of extradural spinal lipomas causing spinal cord compression, not associated with spinal dysraphism. Sixty-nine cases of such tumours have been reported in the literature. It is important to distinguish between two histological types of these neoplasms: angiolipoma and true lipoma. They have a different distribution in relation to age and site of occurrence. The outcome can be quite variable considering the greater surgical problems that true lipomas can cause.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-30
Number of pages3
JournalNeurochirurgia
Volume27
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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