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PET-CT visualization of intracranial lipomas

Yavor Enchev, Ara Kaprelyan, Pavel Bochev, Elitsa Encheva, Borislav Chaushev, Bogomil Iliev, Alexandra Tzoukeva

Abstract

Intracranial lipomas are rare lesions, infrequently indicated for neurosurgical treatment due to their benign course and significant surgery-related complications rate. The aim of this study was to collect, describe and analyze the patients with intracranial lipomas verified by PET-CT and reported in the literature up to date. The literature search was performed through Pub Med using the combination of the terms intracranial lipomas, CT, MRI and PET-CT. The thorough review of the relevant papers did not find even one case with PET-CT images of intracranial lipomas. The first two personal illustrative cases were demonstrated by our report. The value of PET-CT in the primary and differential diagnosis of intracranial lipomas was analyzed, in comparison with CT, MRI and PET-MRI.


Keywords

CT; intracranial lipoma; MRI; PET-CT; PET-MRI

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14748/ssm.v47i2.1063

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About The Authors

Yavor Enchev
Medical university of Varna
Bulgaria

Department of neurosurgery

Ara Kaprelyan
Medical university of Varna
Bulgaria

Department of neurology

Pavel Bochev
Medical university of Varna
Bulgaria

Department of nuclear medicine

Elitsa Encheva
Medical university of Varna
Bulgaria

Department of imaging diagnostics and radiotherapy

Borislav Chaushev
Medical university of Varna
Bulgaria

Department of nuclear medicine

Bogomil Iliev
Medical university of Varna
Bulgaria

Department of neurosurgery

Alexandra Tzoukeva
Medical university of Varna
Bulgaria

Department of neurology

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