Lomber spinal anjiyolipom: a case report
Rahatli, Feride Kural
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Lumbar spinal angiolipomas are rarely seen tumors which present with progressive spinal cord and/or root compression symptoms. Definitive diagnosis with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is possible because of their unique signal characteristics. However, probable misdiagnosis is likely due to the infrequency of these tumors. This article reports the case of a 53-year old woman with progressively worsening low back and hip pain in last 6 months. MRI demonstrated a sharply demarcated extradural mass which was hyperintense to cerebrospinal fluid and hypointense to epidural fat on T1-weighted images. The signal was suppressed in fatsaturated images and the mass showed diffuse enhancement after contrast administration.