Epidermoid cyst

Discussion:

The patient initially presented with recurrent persistent headaches, dizziness and nausea 4 years back, for which MRI was done and revealed the characteristic appearance and location of intracranial epidermoid cyst at left cerebellopontine angle (CPA). Surgical debulking was attempted at that time and histopathological verification was done.

The main feature to differentiate an epidermoid cyst from an arachnoid cyst is true diffusion restriction (bright signals on DWI, intermediate to low on ADC).

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