Ruptured Intracranial dermoid cyst manifesting as new onset seizure: A case report

Jennifer Neville Kucera, Pinakpani Roy, Ryan Murtagh

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Abstract

Intracranial dermoid cysts are rare tumors derived from ectopic epithelial cells. They are slow-growing benign entities, but can cause significant morbidity through compression of neurovascular structures and, rarely, rupture into the subarachnoid space. We present a rare case of a spontaneously ruptured intracranial dermoid cyst presenting as new onset seizures due to chemical meningitis caused by dissemination of fat droplets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10-18
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Radiology Case Reports
Volume5
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Cerebrospinal fluid
  • Dermoid Cyst/cerebrospinal fluid/diagnosis
  • Humans
  • Lipids/
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging/methods
  • Male
  • Rupture
  • Spontaneous/cerebrospinal fluid/diagnosis
  • Tomography
  • X-Ray Computed/methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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