CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · J Neurol Surg Rep 2022; 83(03): e77-e79
DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-1750291
Original Article

Intraosseous Dermoid Presenting as an Expansile Lytic Lesion

Grace E. O'Shea
1   Southern Illinois University, Department of Neurosurgery, Springfield, Illinois, United States
,
1   Southern Illinois University, Department of Neurosurgery, Springfield, Illinois, United States
,
Leslie Acakpo-Satchivi
2   Springfield Clinic, Department of Neurological Surgery, Springfield, Illinois, United States
› Author Affiliations
Funding None.

Abstract

Cranial dermoids have the tendency to occur in the midline, especially near fontanelles and sutures early in the life of a patient. Here we present an unusual case of an intraosseous dermoid that presented initially as a lytic lesion, off of the midline and not associated with cranial sutures or fontanelles. The diameter of the lesion grew to approx 15 mm over time, thus the decision was made to take the child to surgery for removal of dermoid with the use of neuronavigation and cranioplasty. A dermoid cyst was confirmed on histopathologic analysis.

Discloser

No personal or institutional financial interest in drugs, materials, or devices described in this submission. Per the institutional review board, no approval was required, nor was patient consent required due to the case report nature of the submission.


This work has not been previously presented or published.




Publication History

Received: 23 September 2020

Accepted: 30 March 2022

Article published online:
10 July 2022

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