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CEREBELLOPONTINE ANGLE LIPOMATOUS HAMARTOMA OF NERVE: CASE REPORT

Reid Colin B.A. M.B. B.S.; Fagan, Paul A. F.RA.C.S.; Turner, Jennifer F.R. C.P.A.
Otology & Neurotology: September 1991
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ABSTRACT:

Cerebellopontine angle lipoma has been previously described in 21 patients and is frequently unresectable. An intracanalicular lipomatous hamartoma in a 60-year-old male is presented. MRI enabled a correct preoperative diagnosis to be made. Complete surgical excision, without major neurologic deficit was achieved. A review of the literature reveals that the tumor is frequently infiltrative, especially when vascular elements are prominent. The histologic characteristics and the hamartomatous nature of the lesion are discussed.

© 1991, The American Journal of Otology, Inc.