Anterior fontanelle inclusion cyst

Case contributed by Dr Ammar Haouimi


Swelling over the anterior fontanelle since birth.

Patient Data

Age: 5 years
Gender: Male

There is a well-defined ovoid mass of hypoechoic heterogeneous echotexture with posterior acoustic enhancement.

The mass is of subgaleal location at the midline over the anterior fontanelle of intermediate signal on T1WI, and high signal on T2WI/FLAIR with no enhancement seen. No communication with the underlying intracranial structures. The adjacent segment of the superior sagittal sinus is patent.

Case Discussion

The ultrasound and MRI features are most consistent with an anterior fontanelle inclusion cyst, also called anterior fontanelle dermoid/epidermoid.

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Case information

rID: 71632
Published: 16th Oct 2019
Last edited: 16th Oct 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Aurès Medical Imaging Center - Batna Algeria

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