Clinical Neuroscience

Incidental intracranial lipomas: Assessment of 163 patients


MARCH 30, 2019

Clinical Neuroscience - 2019;72(03-04)


Intracranial lipomas (ILs) are rare congenital lesions which consist 0.1-0.5% of intracranial lesions. They are usually asymptomatic. Our serial of 163 patients is the largest IL serial in literature. Files of the patients who were diagnosed with IL at outpatient clinic of neurosurgery between 2009 and 2018 were screened retrospectively. A total of 163 patients were detected to have been diagnosed with IL according to radiologic findings between 2009 and 2018. Of the patients, 96 were female and 67 were male. Intracranial lipomas are self-limited, slowly growing benign lesions which do not cause a mass effect. We believe that the present study would be a main source due to the currently available insufficient number of studies in literature.


  1. Department of Neurosurgery, Istanbul Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
  2. Department of Neurosurgery, Sakarya Training and Research Hospital, Sakarya, Turkey



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