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Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2012 Jan;25(1):23-5.

Ruptured intracranial dermoid cyst.

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Departments of Radiology (Ray, Layton, Opatowsky), Neurosurgery (Barnett), and Pathology (Snipes), Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas.

Abstract

Rupture of an intracranial dermoid cyst is a rare event with considerable associated morbidity and potential mortality. We present a case of intracranial rupture of a dermoid cystic tumor with consequent dissemination of subarachnoid fat droplets resulting in acute aseptic chemical meningitis. Radiographic findings, operative treatment, and pathologic features are described.

PMID:
22275778
PMCID:
PMC3246848

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