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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 262-264

Intradiploic pterional epidermoid tumor: A case report and review of literature

1 Department of Neurosurgery, RED LATINO-Latin American Trauma and Intensive Neuro-Care Organization, Bogota, Colombia
2 Department of Neurosurgery, Neurosciences Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Radiology, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
4 Department of Neurosurgery, MM Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India
5 Department of Neurosurgery, Universidad de Cartagena, Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia
6 Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital Universitario CARI, Barranquilla, Colombia

Correspondence Address:
Luis Rafael Moscote-Salazar
RED LATINO-Latin American Trauma and Intensive Neuro-Care Organization, Bogota
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jpn.JPN_8_17

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Intradiploic epidermoid cyst is an uncommonly occurring neoplasm, and only about 200 cases are reported in the form of isolated case report. It is presumed to occur due to ectodermal cells in inclusion in the bone tissue during embryonic life neural tube closure. It commonly remains asymptomatic or rarely presents as a bony lump in the skull bone. Authors report present an interesting case, which presented with swelling, and underwent successful surgical resection. Pertinent literature along with diagnosis and management is briefly reviewed. These lesions can erode the bone and involve the brain parenchyma due to their proximity to the brain. Radiological imaging is very helpful in accurate diagnosis of these lesions and in differentiating intradural from intradiploic varieties of epidermoid. We present an unusual case of this pathology.


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