Journal of Radiology Case Reports, Vol 5, No 4 (2011)

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Ruptured intracranial dermoid cyst manifesting as new onset seizure: a case report

Ruptured intracranial dermoid cyst manifesting as new onset seizure: a case report

Jennifer Neville Kucera, Pinakpani Roy, Ryan Murtagh

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Abstract


Intracranial dermoid cysts are rare tumors derived from ectopic epithelial cells. They are slow-growing benign entities, but can cause significant morbidity through compression of neurovascular structures and, rarely, rupture into the subarachnoid space. We present a rare case of a spontaneously ruptured intracranial dermoid cyst presenting as new onset seizures due to chemical meningitis caused by dissemination of fat droplets.


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