Interhemispheric epidermoid

Case contributed by Dr Prashant Mudgal


Young male presented with headache and history of epilepsy

Patient Data

Age: 17 years
Gender: Male

A well defined low density lesion of near CSF attenuation extra axial lesion noted in the right parietal parafalcine region. The lesion is dura based and shows no significant post contrast enhancement. There is foci of peripheral coarse calcifications noted in the lesion.

Case Discussion

Epidermoids are benign congenital lesions and constitute less than 2 % of all intracranial tumors. Like dermoids and dermal sinus, epidermoid cysts arise from the ectodermal rest cells. Epidermoids grow slowly and become symptomatic during the later in adulthood, unlike dermoids, which are faster growing and can be symptomatic earlier in life.

In this case, the imaging features are most likely suggestive of interhemispheric epidermoid cyst. This could be confirmed with MRI, which is unfortunately not available. 

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Case information

rID: 52049
Published: 19th Mar 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Tag: pm
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