Intradiploic frontal epidermoid cyst in a patient with repeated head injuries: Is there a causative relationship?

M. Locatelli, R. Alimehmeti, P. Rampini, F. Prada

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Abstract

Epidermoid cysts are rare disontogenetic tumoral lesions in the cranial compartment (1% of all intracranial tumors) and are usually located in relation to the cranial sutures; the intradiploic location is the less frequent. We report a clinical case in which the post-traumatic etiology of a frontal intradiploic epidermoid is considered. The histological findings revealed the presence of an epidermoid tumor associated with a typical foreign body inflammatory reaction, after repeated head traumas at the site of the tumour. This is the first case in whom the association between this tumoral lesion and a tissue inflammatory reaction due to foreign bodies is demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1107-1110
Number of pages4
JournalActa Neurochirurgica
Volume148
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2006

Keywords

  • Epidermoid
  • Intradiploic
  • Post-traumatic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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