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August 1978

Lipomas of the Internal Auditory Canal

Author Affiliations

From the University of Southern California, Los Angeles (Dr Olson), the Otology Group, Nashville (Dr Glasscock), and the Los Angeles Ear Medical Group, Inc (Dr Britton). Dr Olson is currently with Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, Lackland AFB, Tex.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1978;104(8):431-436. doi:10.1001/archotol.1978.00790080013003

• We present two cases of lipoma of the cerebellopontine angle (CPA), which brings, to our knowledge, the total reported in the literature to six. These cases had a clinical, surgical, and postoperative course that was similar to a small acoustic neuroma. The roentgenographic aspects were in keeping with small, CPA tumors. A review of the literature of CPA tumors and lipomas of the CNS is presented. We discuss the controversy surrounding the origin of lipomas of the CNS.

(Arch Otolaryngol 104:431-436, 1978)

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