Thoracic intraspinal lipoma

Br J Neurosurg. 1994;8(6):761-4. doi: 10.3109/02688699409101195.


Intraspinal lipomas are rare congenital tumours that most commonly occur at the conus. We describe a thoracic intraspinal lipoma presenting with a myelopathy and imaged by MRI. Surgical decompression and dural enlargement appears to be the treatment of choice in those patients who develop spinal cord dysfunction associated with an intraspinal lipoma.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Laminectomy
  • Lipoma / diagnosis
  • Lipoma / pathology
  • Lipoma / surgery*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Spinal Cord Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Spinal Cord Neoplasms / pathology
  • Spinal Cord Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Thoracic Vertebrae / pathology
  • Thoracic Vertebrae / surgery*