Intracranial fat embolization due to baclofen pump

Y. Qian, B. M. Ances, A. Pruitt, B. Choi, G. Moonis

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Abstract

Indications:1 patient with spasticity due to multiple sclerosis.

Patients:One 38 year old woman.

TypeofStudy:A case is described of intracranial fat embolization in a patient following Lioresal pump implantation to treat spasticity resulting from multiple sclerosis. Case report.

DosageDuration:Dosage not stated. Duration: 3 months.

Results:The patient developed sudden headaches, hyperacusis, and photophobia 3 months after Lioresal pump placement. CT demonstrated hypodensities within the basilar cisterns and temporal horn of the lateral ventricles. MRI of the neural axis showed fat along the tract of the Lioresal pump. These lesions were not consistent with dermoid or epidermoid tumors.

AdverseEffects:No adverse events were mentioned.

AuthorsConclusions:Intracranial fat seen in this case suggests that pump placement in addition to multiple lumbar punctures can lead to fat dissemination.

FreeText:Radiological examinations done were computed tomography (CT) scan and nuclear magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)919
Number of pages1
JournalNeurology
Volume64
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 8 2005

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