Case report 667. Fibrolipomatous hamartoma of the median nerve

Skeletal Radiol. 1991;20(3):237-9. doi: 10.1007/BF00241679.


Fibrolipomatous hamartoma of a nerve represents an uncommon soft-tissue tumor which typically involves the median nerve distribution near the wrist. Macrodactyly may or may not be present. The application of MRI using routine T1- and T2-weighted spin echo imaging sequences reveals serpiginous structures with low signal intensity. These structures probably represent the neural elements and associated perineural fibrosis. Further experience may allow for an accurate preoperative diagnosis of this tumor.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child, Preschool
  • Humans
  • Lipoma / diagnosis*
  • Lipoma / pathology
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Median Nerve / pathology*
  • Peripheral Nervous System Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Peripheral Nervous System Neoplasms / pathology