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Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
Volume 2014, Article ID 186826, 6 pages
Case Report

Understanding Cerebellar Liponeurocytomas: Case Report and Literature Review

Neurosurgery Department, Hopital Ibn Sina, P.O. Box 20503 Hay Riad, 10104 Rabat, Morocco

Received 11 October 2013; Accepted 10 December 2013; Published 8 January 2014

Academic Editors: K. Arnautovíc, J. E. Cohen, J. C. Kattah, R. Koide, V. Rajajee, and D. J. Rivet

Copyright © 2014 M. Y. Oudrhiri et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Cerebellar liponeurocytomas were recognized in the 2000 WHO 3rd edition of CNS tumors as a distinct grade I pathological entity, a tumor with a more favorable prognosis than medulloblastoma. But reports of long-term recurrences and some possible aggressive behavior led to an upgrade on the latest WHO 4th edition of CNS tumors. The case of a 64-year-old female patient is reported in this paper. More than 30 cases of this lately recognized pathological entity have been reported to date. The diagnostic, radiological, and pathological features associated with this tumor are discussed through a literature review.