Dermoid cyst mimicking hematoma in the posterior fossa

L. Bizzozero, G. Talamonti, V. A. D'Angelo, G. P. Casadei, G. L. Arrigoni, M. Collice

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Intracranial dermoid cysts are usually reported to be associated with long lasting or waxing-waning symptoms. Computer tomography (CT) scans usually depict such neoplasms as well-defined areas of low density. This report is about a case of a dermoid cyst, the acute clinical features and CT hyperdensity of which mimicked a hematoma in the posterior fossa. The association of acute onset with CT hyperdensity makes this case of dermoid cyst very unusual.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-63
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1992


  • Acute onset
  • CT
  • Dermoid cyst
  • Hydrocephalus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery
  • Neurology


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