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.
- Cerebrospinal fluid
- Dermoid Cyst/cerebrospinal fluid/diagnosis
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging/methods
- Spontaneous/cerebrospinal fluid/diagnosis
- X-Ray Computed/methods
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging