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J Clin Neurosci. 2015 Jun;22(6):1045-51. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2014.11.038. Epub 2015 Mar 29.

Symptomatic osteolipoma of the tuber cinereum masquerading as calcified retroclival mass.

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1
Department of Neurosurgery, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Post Office Box 33932, 1501 Kings Highway, Shreveport, LA 71103, USA.
2
Department of Neuropathology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA, USA.
3
Department of Neurosurgery, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Post Office Box 33932, 1501 Kings Highway, Shreveport, LA 71103, USA. Electronic address: ananda@lsuhsc.edu.

Abstract

We present a case of symptomatic osteolipoma of the tuber cinereum in a 51 year old male with rapid visual deterioration over several months leading to bilateral visual loss. Preoperatively the lesion masqueraded as a calcified retroclival mass. Intracranial osteolipomas are rare benign lesions that are usually asymptomatic and have an indolent course. Additionally, we discuss our intraoperative findings highlighting the technical challenges encountered along with a review of the English language literature on histologically proven intracranial osteolipomas.

KEYWORDS:

Dystrophic calcification; Intracranial; Ossification; Osteolipoma; Retroclival; Tuber cinereum

PMID:
25827864
DOI:
10.1016/j.jocn.2014.11.038
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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