Giant cranial angiolipoma with arteriovenous fistula: A case report

Ryusuke Hatae, Masahiro Mizoguchi, Koichi Arimura, Daisuke Kiyozawa, Takafumi Shimogawa, Yuhei Sangatsuda, Ataru Nishimura, Kotaro Ono, Yoshinao Oda, Koji Yoshimoto

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Background: Angiolipomas are benign mesenchymal tumors comprising mature adipocytes and abnormal blood vessels, commonly found in the subcutaneous tissue of the trunk and rarely in the skull. Furthermore, sporadic cases of angiolipoma with arteriovenous fistula (AVF) have been reported. Case Description: We reported the case of a 72-year-old woman who presented with head swelling, seizures, and cognitive dysfunction. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a right frontal bone tumor exceeding a sagittal suture of up to 10.7 cm. Angiography revealed AVF and varices formation. Endovascular embolization was performed to treat the AVF and reduce blood loss during surgical resection. Two days after the embolization, a craniotomy was performed; however, uncontrollable bleeding was observed at the time of tumor resection. Postoperatively, the patient was symptom-free and has been stable for 2 years without recurrence. Conclusion: Despite careful preoperative evaluation and treatment planning, the patient in this case report was difficult to treat. Such cases require adequate preparation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number314
JournalSurgical Neurology International
Publication statusPublished - 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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