n SA Journal of Radiology - Fibrolipomatous hamartoma of the median nerve : case report
|Article Title||Fibrolipomatous hamartoma of the median nerve : case report|
|Journal||SA Journal of Radiology|
|Affiliations||1 Stellenbosch University, 2 Stellenbosch University and 3 Stellenbosch University|
|Publication Date||Jan 2015|
|Pages||1 - 3|
Fibrolipomatous hamartoma is a rare benign tumour most commonly affecting the median nerve and is characterised by fibro-fatty nerve infiltration. It results in fusiform nerve enlargement with a pathognomonic 'spaghetti-like' imaging appearance. Patients present with numbness and paraesthesia and later with motor deficits in the affected nerve distribution. The condition frequently coexists with macrodystrophia lipomatosa in up to two-thirds of cases.
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