Ruptured intracranial dermoid cysts: clinical, radiographic, and surgical features.

@article{Liu2008RupturedID,
  title={Ruptured intracranial dermoid cysts: clinical, radiographic, and surgical features.},
  author={James K C Liu and Oren N. Gottfried and Karen L Salzman and Richard H. Schmidt and William T. Couldwell},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={62 2},
  pages={377-84; discussion 384}
}
OBJECTIVE Intracranial dermoid cysts are pathologically characterized by a thick, stratified squamous epithelium cyst wall containing dermal elements. Rupture into the subarachnoid spaces and ventricles is extremely rare. We review the clinical, radiographic, and surgical features of eight ruptured dermoid cysts. METHODS We retrospectively evaluated five surgically treated patients with pathologically proven ruptured dermoid cysts. Clinic notes, operative reports, and neuroimaging, including… CONTINUE READING

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