Clin Surg | Volume 5, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Cerebellar Liponeurocytoma: Case Report

Idriss Fathi1 , Abderrazzak Bertal1*, Mehdi Karkouri2 and Abdelhakim Lakhdar1

1Department of Neurosurgery, UHC Casablanca, Morocco 2 Department of Pathology, UHC Casablanca, Morocco

*Correspondance to: Abderrazzak Bertal 

Fulltext PDF


Background: Cerebellar liponeurocytoma is a rare tumour of the posterior fossa included in 2000 by the WHO in the classification of brain tumors. It is characterized by divergent glioneuronal differentiation and lipidized neoplastic cells and has been considered as a distinct clinicopathological entity. Case: In this article, the authors report a case of this rare tumour in a 45-year-old female patient clinically presenting with signs of increased intracranial pressure and cerebellar dysfunction. CT scan and MRI showed a heterogeneous mass in the left cerebellar hemisphere with hydrocephalus. A VP shunt was placed, and then gross total resection was performed, without adjuvant therapy. The postoperative period was uneventful. There was no recurrence after 2 years follow-up. Conclusion: Long survival after surgical resection is often reported in this rare tumor but recurrence has been reported on an average of 10 years. The role of adjuvant therapy is still a matter of debate


Liponeurocytoma; Lipidized medulloblastoma; Adipose tissue; Treatment and recurrence


Fathi I, Bertal A, Karkouri M, Lakhdar A. Cerebellar Liponeurocytoma: Case Report. Clin Surg. 2020; 5: 2984.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter