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Lipomas of corpus callosum

Author(s): Taglialatela G | Galasso R | Taglialatela G | Conforti R | Volpe A | Galasso L

Journal: Neuroanatomy
ISSN 1303-1783

Volume: 8;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 39;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: lipoma | intracranial | corpus callosum

Intracranial lipomas (iLp) are very rare congenital malformative lesions, being less than 0.1% of intracranialtumors. They originate from abnormal differentiation of mesenchimal tissue of meninx primitiva. Most of casesare asymptomatic pericallosal lesions, often associated with other defects of differentiation of the midlinestructures. Association with hypogenesis/agenesis of corpus callosum is frequent, being present in 90% ofanterior lipomas and in 30% of posterior lipomas. There is no indication to surgical treatment in pure corpuscallosum lipoma lesions. Prognosis and symptoms depends on associated malformations.
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