CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Asian J Neurosurg 2012; 7(01): 42-44
DOI: 10.4103/1793-5482.95700
CASE REPORT

Intra-axial CNS dermoid cyst

Vernon Velho
Department of Neurosurgery, Grant Medical College and Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals, Byculla, Mumbai, Maharashtra
,
Shadma Khan
Department of Neurosurgery, Grant Medical College and Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals, Byculla, Mumbai, Maharashtra
,
V Agarwal
Department of Neurosurgery, Grant Medical College and Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals, Byculla, Mumbai, Maharashtra
,
M Sharma
Department of Neurosurgery, Grant Medical College and Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals, Byculla, Mumbai, Maharashtra
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Intracranial dermoid cysts are rare tumors. They constitute 0.3% of intracranial tumors. These are commonly seen in the midline and sylvian area. Intraaxial lesions are extremely rare. We report the case of a 35-years-old female with a large intraaxial dermoid cyst, which was reported as oligodendroglioma on imaging studies done preoperatively, but was confirmed to be a dermoid cyst intra-operatively and on histopathological examination; thus highlighting a diagnostic dilemma. Patient did well post operatively and there is no recurrence in the one year follow-up. To conclude, dermoid cysts are rare benign tumors, and intraaxial lesions are still rarer. Complete surgical excision may become difficult due to adherence to nerves and vessels.



Publication History

Article published online:
27 September 2022

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