Soft tissue
Adipose tissue
Lumbosacral lipoma

Author: Vijay Shankar, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 4 August 2016, last major update August 2012

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Definition / General
  • Diffuse overgrowth of mature fat overlying lumbosacral spine
Terminology
  • Not a WHO diagnosis
Epidemiology
  • Infants and children (incidence of 4 - 8 per 100K population), peaks at ages 0 - 2 and 7 - 8 years
  • Associated with spina bifida or laminar defect
  • Usually connected to spinal cord or cauda equina through defect
Case Reports
Micro Description
  • May contain numerous vessels or smooth muscle cells