Lipomatous meningioma: Report of a case and a diagnostic pitfall

Er U., Gürkanlar D., Kazanci A., ŞİMŞEK S., Bavbek M.

Turkish Neurosurgery, vol.16, no.1, pp.40-43, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Journal Name: Turkish Neurosurgery
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.40-43
  • Keywords: Adipose tissue, Lipidised meningioma, Lipoblastic meningioma, Lipomatous meningioma, Metaplasia
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


Fat storage in a meningioma occurs via two distinct processes: metaplastic change of meningotheliomatous cells into mature adipocytes, or microcystic change and lipidisation of meningioma cells. We report a case of a true metaplastic "lipomatous" meningioma. Differentiation of two distinct types of meningioma lipidisation and their differential diagnosis from other fat-containing pathologies such as liposarcoma, mucinous cell carcinoma, dermoid and epidermoid tumors are discussed with special reference to the presented case.