Journal of Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 215--217

Giant intradiploic infratentorial epidermoid cyst


Phani Kumar Mokkapaty1, Manisha Mohapatra2 
1 Department of Neurosurgery, GSL Medical College, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Pathology, GSL Medical College, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Phani Kumar Mokkapaty
80-26-10, Heritage Residency, A-3, A. V. Apparao Road, Rajahmundry - 533 103, Andhra Pradesh
India

Epidermoid cysts are benign, uncommon lesions accounting for less than 1% of all intracranial tumors. Their location is intradiploic in 25% of cases, and rarely subtentorial. We report here a rare case of giant subtentorial intradiploic epidermoid cyst in a thirty year old patient who presented with subcutaneous retromastoid swelling. Computerized Tomography (CT) scan and Magnetic Resonance (MR) imaging revealed a giant osteolytic extradural lesion of the posterior fossa. Retrosigmoid suboccpital craniectomy and total removal of the tumor was done. Histopathological examination confirmed an epidermoid cyst. The outcome was good.


How to cite this article:
Mokkapaty PK, Mohapatra M. Giant intradiploic infratentorial epidermoid cyst.J NTR Univ Health Sci 2013;2:215-217


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Mokkapaty PK, Mohapatra M. Giant intradiploic infratentorial epidermoid cyst. J NTR Univ Health Sci [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Jul 3 ];2:215-217
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