Intracranial squamous cell carcinoma arising in an epidermoid cyst

Nicola Acciarri, Roberto Padovani, Maria Pia Foschini, Marco Giulioni, Francesco Saverio Finizio

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Intracranial epidermoid cysts are uncommon benign tumors of developmental origin; malignant transformation is extremely rare. We report a case of squamous cell carcinoma arising in a chiasmatic-parasellar epidermoid cyst. Malignant change had not been suspected until histological examination revealed it.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)565-569
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Neurosurgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1993


  • Epidermoid cyst
  • Intracranial tumour
  • Malignant transformation
  • Squamous cell carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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