Lumbar spinal angiolipoma: case report and review of the literature. (9/36)

Spinal angiolipomas are extremely rare benign tumors composed of mature lipomatous and angiomatous elements. Most are symptomatic due to progressive spinal cord or root compression. This article describes the case of a 60-year-old woman who presented with a 6-month history of low back pain radiating to her right leg. The pain was multisegmental. The condition had worsened with time. Lumbar magnetic resonance imaging revealed a dorsal epidural mass at L5 and erosion of the lamina of the L5 vertebra. Laminectomy was performed, and an extradural tumor was totally excised. Neuropathologic examination identified it as a lumbar spinal angiolipoma. There was no evidence of recurrence in follow-up 12 months later. This rare clinical entity must be considered in the differential diagnosis for any spinal epidural lesion.  (+info)

Lumbar spinal extradural angiolipomas. Two case reports. (10/36)

Spinal extradural angiolipomas are benign tumors mostly localized in the thoracic region. A 50-year-old woman and a 36-year-old man presented with rare lumbar spinal angiolipoma manifesting as low back pain but without neurological signs. Magnetic resonance imaging showed lumbar extradural tumors at the L4-5 and L1-2 levels, respectively. Each patient underwent complete surgical resection of the epidural tumors. Histological examination revealed characteristics of angiolipomas in both tumors. The symptoms of both patients improved postoperatively and no recurrence of the tumors was found 1 year after surgery.  (+info)

Rectal angiolipoma diagnosed after surgical resection: a case report. (11/36)

Angiolipoma is a common benign tumor with a characteristic vascular component that usually occurs in subcutaneous tissue. Although lipomas are frequently encountered at colonoscopy as submucosal tumors, angiolipomas are rarely found in the gastrointestinal tract including the large intestine. Here we report a 77-year old Japanese man who underwent transanal resection of a tumor that was diagnosed tentatively as a leiomyoma. Histologically, the tumor consisted of mature fat cells and blood vessels. Immunohistochemically, the tumor cells were negative for c-kit and HMB-45, which are consistently expressed in tumors such as gastrointestinal stromal tumor and angiomyolipoma. The tumor was therefore diagnosed as an angiolipoma. This is thought to be the first case report of a surgically resected angiolipoma of the rectum.  (+info)

Rectal angiolipoma: a case report and review of literature. (12/36)

Angiolipoma is a rare vascular variant of the benign lipomatous tumors and is generally seen in subcutaneous tissues. We report a 70-year-old female with abdominal distension not related to rectal small polypoid mass with peduncule described as angiolipoma by histologically, and review the literature.  (+info)

Sudden onset of paraplegia caused by hemorrhagic spinal epidural angiolipoma. A case report. (13/36)


Forefoot plantar multilobular noninfiltrating angiolipoma: a case report and review of the literature. (14/36)


Intraventricular angiolipoma. (15/36)

We report a case of 50-year-old man who was presented with recurrent episodes of left sided hemiparesis. CT scan and MRI brain revealed a large intraventricular fatty lesion. Histopathological examination showed a picture of angiolipoma.  (+info)

Spinal angiolipoma: case report and literature review. (16/36)

BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Spinal angiolipoma (SAL) is an uncommon clinico-pathological entity. DESIGN: Single case report. METHODS: Retrospective data analysis. FINDINGS: An obese woman with a 1-year history of progressive spastic paraparesis and acute deterioration underwent magnetic resonance imaging of the thoracic spine, the results of which suggested a tumor compressing the thoracic spinal cord. The histopathological examination of the completely resected tumor revealed an epidural angiolipoma. CONCLUSIONS: This case report offers a reminder that SAL should be considered in the differential diagnosis of long-standing, slowly progressive paraparesis. It remains unclear whether an increased body mass index might be a contributing factor to the development of SAL.  (+info)