Intracranial dermoid cyst

Case contributed by Erik Ranschaert
Diagnosis almost certain


Presents with transient ischemic attack symptoms.

Patient Data

Age: 80 years



A hypoattenuated lesion in the base of the right frontal lobes with negative Hounsfield values.

MRI BRAIN (selected images)


A mass is seen in the right frontal lob with it's base on the roof of the sphenoid sinus. This mass is hyperintense in T1 and FLAIR.

Case Discussion

Intracranial dermoid cyst

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