Malignant change in an intracranial epidermoid cyst

Philip J. Dubois, Michael Sage, J. Scott Luther, Peter C. Burger, E. Ralph Heinz, Burton P. Drayer

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A malignant epidermoid tumor invading the fourth ventricle had histologic features that indicated malignant transformation in a benign epidermoid cyst. The computed tomographic (CT) findings correlated precisely with the histologic features, revealing both pathologic enhancement and a low attenuation zone. The spectrum of described CT findings in intracranial epidermoids is reviewed and contrasted with the appearance encountered in the present case.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)433-435
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of computer assisted tomography
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1981



  • Brain
  • Computed tomography
  • Cysts
  • Epidermoid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Dubois, P. J., Sage, M., Scott Luther, J., Burger, P. C., Ralph Heinz, E., & Drayer, B. P. (1981). Malignant change in an intracranial epidermoid cyst. Journal of computer assisted tomography, 5(3), 433-435.