A Case of Nondysraphic Intramedullary Spinal Cord Lipoma

Kei Nakai, Aiki Marushima, Akira Matsumura
2009 Spinal Surgery  
Intramedullary lipomas of the cervical spinal cord without dysraphism are rare lesions, accounting for only 1 of spinal cord tumors. We experienced a 60 year old male with cervicothoracic C6 to T2 lipoma who complained of dysesthesia in his lower extremities. Magnetic resonance imaging identified a tumor which was dorsolateral to the cord in the intramedullary legion. In these cases, a fat suppression sequence is useful for diagnosis. He underwent surgery for partial removal of the tumor and
more » ... ansive laminoplasty. Postoperative course of the patient was uneventful and follow up showed an improvement in sensory disturbance.
doi:10.2531/spinalsurg.23.80 fatcat:oc3lgeovwbho3jstt5ytyzivze