Giant intracranial dermoid cyst: case report and review of the literature on intracranial dermoids and epidermoids

Neil R Miller, M. H. Epstein

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Abstract

A 45 yr old man was referred to the Johns Hopkins Hospital with a seven year history of repeated episodes of light headedness, increasing irritability and forgetfulness. Examinations revealed a right superior, incongruous quadrantanopsia. EEG showed an abnormality in the left temporal lobe, and a cerebral angiogram outlined an avascular mass in the left cerebral hemisphere. At operation, the patient was found to have a giant dermoid cyst involving the left frontal, temporal and parietal lobes. Over the last 30 years we have encountered only 6 cases of intracranial epidermoids and 3 cases of intracranial dermoids. These cases are cited, and a discussion of the embryology, histology, clinical characteristics, and treatment of these lesions with a review of the literature is undertaken.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)127-134
Number of pages8
JournalCanadian Journal of Neurological Sciences
Volume2
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1975

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Dermoid Cyst
Temporal Lobe
Hemianopsia
Parietal Lobe
Embryology
Cerebrum
Dizziness
Frontal Lobe
Electroencephalography
Histology
Angiography
Therapeutics

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  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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