[Lipoma of the mammillary body].
ABSTRACT A lipoma of the base of the brain, located at the right mammillary body, was unexpectedly discovered during the autopsy of a 73 year old man. Current theories concerning the development of intracranial lipomas are reviewed.
Article: Suprasellar osteolipoma: Case report[Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Osteolipomas are distinguished from other intracranial lipomas by their arrangement of central adipose and peripheral osseous tissues and by characteristically arising in the suprasellar/interpeduncular region. We report computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and pathology findings from this 34-year-old man who underwent surgical removal of this benign lesion. This case displays the distinctive histopathology that has been reported in 13 of 31 (42%) lipomas in this region. In contrast, ossification of lipomas at other intracranial sites is relatively rare. Ossification should be expected in many suprasellar/interpeduncular lipomas, and osteolipoma should be included in the radiologic differential diagnosis of fat-intensity masses with calcification in this region.Surgical Neurology 12/1998; 50(5):457-60. DOI:10.1016/S0090-3019(97)00152-3 · 1.67 Impact Factor