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Journal of Radiological Review 2020 September-October;7(5):388-91

DOI: 10.23736/S2723-9284.20.00041-8

Copyright © 2020 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English, Italian

A rare case of intracranial dermoid cysts in adults: imaging aspects

Rocco MINELLI 1 , Emanuele MINELLI 2, Paolo PIZZICATO 3, Antonio SALZANO 2, Alessandra DEL PRETE 2, Rita PALMIERI 2, Maria G. GIAGNORIO 1, Federica GRECO 1, Antonio DI DONNA 1, Eugenio ROSSI 4

1 V. Tiberio Department of Life and Health Sciences, University of Molise, Campobasso, Italy; 2 Unit of Diagnostic Radiology, San Giovanni di Dio Hospital, ASL Na2Nord Frattamaggiore, Naples, Italy; 3 Department of Advanced Biomedical Sciences, Federico II University Hospital, Naples, Italy; 4 Unit of Radiology and Ultrasonography, Pausilipon Hospital, AORN Santobono-Pausilipon, Naples, Italy


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The intracranial dermoid cysts are rare congenital, non-neoplastic, slow-growing mass, which is more commonly found in women. The main complication, although rare, is represented by the rupture of the cyst which is manifested by symptoms such as chemical meningitis, vasospasm or cerebral infarction. In most cases, however, it is asymptomatic lesions and are therefore an incidental finding seen in imaging studies performed for other reasons. We report the case of an 88-year-old patient came to our hospital after accidental fall.


KEY WORDS: Arachnoid cysts; Dermoid cyst; X-ray computed tomography

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