Ruptured intracranial dermoid cyst

Case contributed by Dr Vinay Shah


25 year male patient complaining of headache.

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Male

Small hyperintense signal area is seen on the T1W images in the right supra-sellar region, which shows hyper to intermediate signal on the T2W images.

 Multiple small T1W hyperintense signal area seen in the right sylvian fissure, subarachnoid spaces at right fronto-temporal region and right supra-sellar cistern. 

Case Discussion

These findings most likely represent small dermoid cyst with ruptured into the subarachnoid spaces.  

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Case information

rID: 19982
Published: 27th Oct 2012
Last edited: 19th Dec 2015
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