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Fell on floor, no injuries. CT scan showed fatty lipoma in the brain. What does it indicate?

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One year back, i fell on floor and had CT scan done. In report, no injury found due to accident but there was remark given in CT scan Report as " Fatty lipoma of 9 x 4 mm size at right cistern of the brain" Doctors told me that its quite normal. I never took appoinment for neurosurgen,
I dont have any medical signs. Will you please let me know if it will create any problem in my future life??
Posted Wed, 22 May 2013 in Head Injuries
Answered by Dr. Praveen K Nath 1 hour later
Dear Sir
Hello & my best wishes for your good health

I have gone through your history in detail.
You are possibly having a small lipoma in brain as an incidental finding.
It has nothing to do with head injury.
Normally nothing active is required for this. But I may suggest

1. please get a contrast MRI BRAIN to confirm that it is a LIPOMA & nothing else.

2. repeat your CT SCAN head every 2-3 years to watch for any increase in size

3. you may take some analgesic if there is any pain

Hope this answers all your queries

Dr Praveen K Nath XXXXXXX consultant neurosurgeon
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