Cerebellar Liponeurocytoma Mimicking Cerebellopontine Angle Epidermoid Cyst: A Case Report

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Cerebellar liponeurocytoma (CL) described under many different names, is a rare WHO grade I or II well differentiated neurocytic tumor of the cerebellum with focal lipomatous differentiation. Mainly reported in adulthood, it is fought to be a posterior fossa benign tumor. In this paper, we talk about a 64-year-old woman, following up for Parkinson’s disease presented in our department for 7 months’ history of headache and gait disturbance. MRI showed a right cerebellopontine angle (CPA) heterogeneous unlimited tumor mimicking an epidermoid cyst. She underwent a lateral suboccipital craniectomy procedure that permitted obtaining the whole gross total resection of this tumor. The histopathological diagnosis was a cerebellar liponeurocytoma. She was discharged from hospital the 8th day after surgery and was free of symptoms since 5 years.

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Coulibaly, O. , Diawara, S. , Fatemi, N. , Gana, R. , Saïdi, A. , Maaqili, R. , Jiddane, M. and Bellakhdar, F. (2014) Cerebellar Liponeurocytoma Mimicking Cerebellopontine Angle Epidermoid Cyst: A Case Report. Case Reports in Clinical Medicine, 3, 235-239. doi: 10.4236/crcm.2014.34054.

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