Lipomas of the spinal cord and cauda equina.

  title={Lipomas of the spinal cord and cauda equina.},
  author={Howard Rogers and Donlin M. Long and Shelley N. Chou and Laurence A French},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  volume={34 3},
This report presents 18 cases of lipoma of the spinal cord or cauda equina, four of which were unassociated with congenital anomalies of the spine and 14 with such anomalies. Review of the literature shows that unassociated cases are rare, with only 100 cases reported, while those associated with congenital anomalies are more common. The patients ranged in age from 2 months to 5 years. Fourteen patients had external evidence of an abnormality in the form of a mass or dimple over the vertebral… CONTINUE READING

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