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Huge intradiploic epidermoid cyst

Omer Faruk Turkoglu1, Cagatay Ozdol1, Oktay Gurcan1, Ahmet Gurhan Gurcay1, Kagan Tun1, Berker Cemil1
DOI: 10.1016/S0028-3843(14)60012-8
Neurol Neurochir Pol 2010;44(2):204-207.


A 60-year-old man presented with an occipital mass under the scalp and complained of headache, nausea, and dizziness. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a well-defined mass in the occipital scalp extending from the scalp through the cranium and several centimetres into the posterior fossa. There were well-defined margins in the deep portion and the mass was totally removed. Histological examination showed that the cystic structure was lined by squamous epithelium containing laminated keratin material. The pathological findings were consistent with the diagnosis of an epidermoid cyst. The patient was discharged free of symptoms.

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