Cerebellopontine angle (CPA) lipomas are extremely rare lesions and usually unilateral. We describe a case of a 36-year-old man with bilateral aural fullness that was discovered to have bilateral CPA lipomas associated with an abnormal hindbrain segmentation appearance. The patient was evaluated with 3.0T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system. MRI demonstrated the presence of bilateral CPA masses partially extending into the internal auditory canals. These lesions were hyperintense on both T1- and T2 weighted images. Facial and vestibulo-cochlear nerves together with tortuous vascular structures and fibro-connective septa were identified on T2-weighted 3D Fast Imaging Employing Steady-state Acquisition (FIESTA) sequences as areas of lower intensity coursing through the masses. Gadolinium administration yielded no enhancement. Conservative management was adopted.
Bilateral cerebellopontine angle lipomas / E. Ventura; F. Ormitti; G. Crisi; M. Sanna; A. Bacciu. - In: AURIS, NASUS, LARYNX. - ISSN 0385-8146. - 39 (1)(2012), pp. 103-106. [10.1016/j.anl.2011.01.021]