Intratentorial lipomas with Meckel's cave and cerebellopontine angle extension

M. J. Ruocco, H. A. Robles, K. C.V.G. Rao, R. A. Armonda, S. L. Ondra

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An unusual case of bilateral intratentorial lipomas with extension into Meckel's caves and the cerebellopontine angle is described. Surgical and histopathologic correlation demonstrate that the lipoma encased the trigeminal nerve in Meckel's caves. The origin of the lipoma from the anteromedial margins of the tentorium is discussed and correlated with a recently proposed theory for the development of intracranial lipomas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1504-1506
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995


  • Brain, neoplasms
  • Lipoma
  • Tentorium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology


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