Lipomatous meningioma: Diagnostic pitfalls and pathological updates
Article first published online: 26 JAN 2011
© 2011 The Authors. Surgical Practice © 2011 College of Surgeons of Hong Kong
Volume 15, Issue 1, pages 21–23, February 2011
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Chan, W. K.W., Chan, K.-Y., Pang, K.-H., Mak, K.-L. and Kwok, J. C.K. (2011), Lipomatous meningioma: Diagnostic pitfalls and pathological updates. Surgical Practice, 15: 21–23. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-1633.2010.00518.x
- Issue published online: 26 JAN 2011
- Article first published online: 26 JAN 2011
- Accepted manuscript online: 17 AUG 2010 12:21PM EST
- Received 13 November 2009; accepted 7 May 2010.
We present a case of histologically confirmed lipomatous meningioma, the first to our knowledge reported in Hong Kong. A 75-year-old woman presented to us with on and off dizziness for 1 month. Computed tomography (CT) of the brain showed an extra-axial mass lesion containing fat and solid enhancing foci at her right frontal region. The definitive diagnosis could be made preoperatively. Postoperative histological examination of the tumour revealed the diagnosis of lipomatous meningioma. We have reviewed the literature and discussed the diagnostic clues, clinical presentation and pathology of this rare tumour.