J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg 2016; 77(01): 068-072
DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1376193
Case Report
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

First Report of Recurrent Intramuscular Lipoma after Decompression Surgery of the Lumbar Spine

Stephan Klessinger
1   Department of Neurosurgery, Nova Clinic, Biberach, Germany
2   Department of Neurosurgery, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany
Wolfgang Freund
3   Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany
Georg Karpel-Massler
2   Department of Neurosurgery, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany
Christian Wirtz
2   Department of Neurosurgery, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany
Dietmar Thal
4   Laboratory of Neuropathology, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany
Marc-Eric Halatsch
2   Department of Neurosurgery, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany
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Publication History

16 December 2013

11 February 2014

Publication Date:
27 April 2015 (online)


Intramuscular or infiltrating lipomas are rare. We present a 58-year-old man with an intramuscular lipoma developing after decompression surgery for lumbar spinal canal stenosis. One year after macroscopically complete lipoma resection, an even bigger recurrent tumor had to be removed. The lumbar paraspinal musculature is a very uncommon site for an intramuscular lipoma. A relation between surgery and the growth and recurrence of an intramuscular lipoma has not been described previously in the literature.

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