Document Type: Special Articles

Authors

1 Resident, Department of Radiology, Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India.

2 Professor, Department of Radiology, Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

3 Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

4 Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

5 Resident, Department of Radiology, Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

Abstract

Intracranial lipomas are congenital malformations. These uncommon lesions have an incidence of 0.1 to 1.7% of all intracranial tumors. Most cases are located at midline and 5% are along the sylvian fissures. If symptomatic, seizures are the most common symptom. These tumors are slow growing and have favorable outcome. We report a case of a 25-year-old man whose CT and MRI revealed a lesion in right sylvian fissure suggesting a lipoma with abnormal vasculature and overlying cortical dysplasia.