intradural lipoma

intradural lipoma

Etymology: L, intra + dura, hard
a fatty tumor in or beneath the dura mater of the spine or sacrum that tends to infiltrate the dorsal column and roots of spinal nerves, causing pain and dysfunction.
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The approach to tethering by an intradural lipoma depends on the presence of symptoms.
Radiological diagnosis of intradural lipoma and differential diagnosis of dermoid tumour, teratoma or complex mucinous myxopapillary ependymoma was offered.
Spinal lipomas, including intradural lipomas and lipomyelocoeles, result from premature separation of the neuro-ectoderm from the cutaneous ectoderm, allowing mesenchymal fat-forming cells to enter the spinal canal.