J Neurol Surg Rep 2015; 76(02): e195-e199
DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1544111
Case Report
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Extradural Dermoid Cyst of the Anterior Infratemporal Fossa. Case Report

Kentaro Watanabe
1  Division of Neurosurgery, Duke University Medical center, Durham, North Carolina, United States
,
Carol A. Filomena
2  Department of Pathology, Duke University Medical center, Durham, North Carolina, United States
,
Yoichi Nonaka
1  Division of Neurosurgery, Duke University Medical center, Durham, North Carolina, United States
,
Masahide Matsuda
3  Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
,
Ali R. Zomorodi
1  Division of Neurosurgery, Duke University Medical center, Durham, North Carolina, United States
,
Allan H. Friedman
1  Division of Neurosurgery, Duke University Medical center, Durham, North Carolina, United States
,
Takanori Fukushima
1  Division of Neurosurgery, Duke University Medical center, Durham, North Carolina, United States
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Publication History

10 February 2014

21 November 2014

Publication Date:
29 October 2015 (online)

Abstract

Dermoid cysts are rare in the skull base. There have been 10 reported cases of dermoid cysts in the cavernous sinus, two in the petrous apex, and one in the extradural Meckel cave. This is the first case report of a dermoid cyst in the anterior infratemporal fossa attached to the anterior dura of the foramen ovale. The clinical presentation, radiologic findings, histologic features, tumor origin, and operative technique are described along with a review of the literature.