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The Turkish Journal of Ear Nose and Throat Lipoma of the cerebellopontine angle: two cases report and review of literature [Tr-ENT]
Tr-ENT. 2009; 19(4): 207-211

Lipoma of the cerebellopontine angle: two cases report and review of literature

Nazım Korkut1, Hüseyin Işıldak, Kemal Tuskan, Şahin Öğreden

Here we report two cases with cerebellopontine
angle lipoma. Cerebellopontine angle lipomas
previously reported in the literature were reviewed.
The review of the literature revealed the condition
is more prevalent in women. The median tumor
size was 10.26 (range: 1 to 26) mm. It was noted
that these tumors are most frequently associated
with hearing loss (56%) and tinnitus (40%), while
9% demonstrate no symptoms. Fifty-six percent
of these patients had been operated, however
complete resection had been accomplished in
only 36% of patients. In our cases, the tumor
sizes were 7x4 and 5x3 mm. Tinnitus and ear fullness
were major complaints in both cases. One
case had hearing loss and vertigo in addition to
these complaints. Surgery was not performed for
these cases. The patients have been followed up
using same approach without any complication.
Histopathological diagnosis is rarely necessary
with the widespread use of magnetic resonance
imaging. Because of the potential for significant
morbidity with resection of these lesions, conservative
follow-up is the best approach for cerebellopontine
angle lipoma.

Keywords: Cerebellopontine angle lipomas; diagnose;symptoms and management.

Serebellopontin köşe lipoması: İki olgu sunumu ve literatürün değerlendirilmesi

Nazım Korkut1, Hüseyin Işıldak, Kemal Tuskan, Şahin Öğreden

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Anahtar Kelimeler: Serebellopontin köşe lipoması; tanı;semptomlar ve tedavi yaklaşımları.

Nazım Korkut, Hüseyin Işıldak, Kemal Tuskan, Şahin Öğreden. Lipoma of the cerebellopontine angle: two cases report and review of literature. Tr-ENT. 2009; 19(4): 207-211

Corresponding Author: Nazım Korkut
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