S-Space College of Medicine/School of Medicine (의과대학/대학원) Dept. of Medicine (의학과) The Seoul Journal of Medicine The Seoul Journal of Medicine Vol. 22 No.1 (1981)
마미의 경막하 지방종
Subdural Lipoma of Cauda Equina
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 의과대학
- Seoul J Med, Vol.22 No.1, pp. 149-153
- Lipomatous tumors of the central nervous
system are generally considered as maldevelopmental
origin. They can occur anywhere along
the entire neural axis. Lipoma of the spinal
cord is rare benign tumor occuring predominantly
in cervical and thoracic cord. The incidence
was reported 1% of all primary intraspinal
The first intrameduallary lipoma in conus of
spinal cord was reported by Gower in 1876.
Review of literature concerning intradurallipoma
done by Ehni and Love (1945) listed 29 cases
un til 1945. Caram et al collected 51 cases un til
1957 and recently Giuffre listed 100 cases of
this tumor in 1966.
The case presented here is a surgically rem
oved subdural lipoma arising in cauda equina.
The surgical removal was very difficult because
of infiltration into the cord and entangling
with nerve roots.