Magnetic resonance appearance of multiple intracranial epidermoid cysts: Intrathecal seeding of the cysts? Case report

Yasushi Miyagi, Satoshi O. Suzuki, Toru Iwaki, Katsuya Ishido, Takehisa Araki, Kazufumi Kamikaseda

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Abstract

A 44-year-old man presented to the hospital with multiple intracranial epidermoid cysts. The clinical manifestations of his disease included chronic headaches and one seizurelike episode. Findings determined by magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, surgery, and histological analysis indicated intrathecal and intraventricular seeding of the cysts. Spontaneous (nontraumatic) seeding of multiple daughter cysts from intracranial epidermoid cysts is still very rare and their multiple appearances on MR imaging should be distinguished from the simple scattering of oily contents due to cyst rupture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)711-714
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery
Volume92
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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