Lipomatous Filum terminale

Fat in the filum terminale is not an infrequent occurence, seen in 4 - 6% of individuals , and is especially easily detected on MRI. It is usually an incidental finding of no clinical concern.  There were no related symptoms and no evidence of tethering. The thickened fatty filum terminale seemed to be a developmental anomaly and without clinical significance.

Lipomatous Filum terminale Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Saturday, July 24, 2010 Rating: 5


Wael said...

It is also called fatty filum terminale. Filum terminale lipoma is another entity where filum thickness exceeds 4 mm; below that it is called fatty filum.

lijesh said...

2mm cut off sir....>2mm its lipoma...and there is association of fatty filum terminale and lipoma with tethered cord syndrome its important to mention the thickness of filum and distance from conus tip....

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