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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 228-230
Case Report: Floating fat globule within an arachnoid cyst


1 Department of Neurosurgery, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, India
2 Department of Radiology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, India

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Chittur Viswanathan Gopalakrishnan
Department of Neurosurgery, SCTIMST, Trivandrum - 695 011
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-3026.85374

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Intralesional floating fat globules have been reported in cystic lesions such as teratoma of the ovary and dermoid of the head and neck but not within intracranial lesions. Fat globules dispersed within the subarachnoid space are a known imaging finding of ruptured intracranial dermoid. We report a unique case of an intralesional solitary floating fat globule within a multicompartmental arachnoid cyst, with varying locations on serial imaging. We also put forward a hypothesis for the pathogenesis of fat within an arachnoid cyst. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first such report in the literature.


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