Imaging findings of a hibernoma of the neck

A. C.B.S. Da Motta, D. E. Tunkel, W. H. Westra, David M. Yousem

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Hibernoma is an uncommon benign fatty tumor that arises from the vestiges of fetal brown fat. We present a case report of a hibernoma of the neck in an asymptomatic 19-year-old girl and describe the important imaging findings. Computed tomography (CT) shows a well defined hypodense mass with septations. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) shows intermediate T1 and bright T2 signal of the mass and also demonstrates the characteristic marked contrast enhancement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1658-1659
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Sep 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology


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