Acta Scientific Neurology (ASNE) (ISSN: 2582-1121)

Case Report Volume 3 Issue 3

Fibrolipomatous Hamartoma – Magnetic Resonance Imaging Diagnosis

Renan Rocha da Nóbrega1, Márcio Luís Duarte2*, Lucas Ribeiro dos Santos3, José Luiz Masson de Almeida Prado2 and Luiz Carlos Donoso Scoppetta4

1Instituto De Radiologia De Natal, Natal, Rio Grande Do Norte, Brazil
2WEBIMAGEM Telerradiologia, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
3Faculdade De Ciências Médicas De Santos, Santos, São Paulo, Brazil
4Hospital São Camilo, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

*Corresponding Author: Márcio Luís Duarte, WEBIMAGEM Telerradiologia, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

Received: January 29, 2020; Published: February 24, 2020



  The fibrolipomatous hamartoma is a benign process that causes fusiform nerve enlargement as a result of the proliferation of mature fibrous perineural tissue. It is a rare disease, diagnosed mainly in children and young adults, presenting few early manifestations, eventually leading to symptoms related to nerve compression - pain, paresis and paresthesia (eg carpal tunnel syndrome) - or tumor. The gold standard method for your diagnosis is the magnetic resonance imaging - there is no need for biopsy. Thickened and low signal nerve bundles are observed, surrounded by fibrolipomatous tissue with a high T1 sign, and the pathognomonic findings of this entity. Its appearance is compared to that of a coaxial cable in the axial plane, or "spaghetti-like" in the coronal section.

Keywords: Hypesthesia; Wrist; Median Nerve; Hamartoma; Magnetic Resonance Imaging



Citation: Márcio Luís Duarte., et al. “Fibrolipomatous Hamartoma – Magnetic Resonance Imaging Diagnosis”. Acta Scientific Neurology 3.3 (2020): 03-04.


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