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An Extremely Rare Case Report of Foramen Magnum Dermoid Cyst Presenting as an Acute Progressive Neurologic Deficit

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DOI: 10.4236/crcm.2020.93012    37 Downloads   97 Views

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Intracranial dermoid cysts are nonneoplastic lesions that present a rare clinical entity. They account for 0.04% to 0.6% of all intracranial tumors. Such cystic lesions usually contain different ectodermal derivatives including hairs, sebaceous glands, apocrine gland and teeth. Dermoid cysts of foramen magnum occur very rarely, with few cases reported in the literature. Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are two main diagnostic tools. Here in this paper, we described a case of intracranial (foramen magnum) dermoid cyst presented with neurologic deficits that completely removed surgically.

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Azandaryani, A. , Taghipour, M. and Farsangi, L. (2020) An Extremely Rare Case Report of Foramen Magnum Dermoid Cyst Presenting as an Acute Progressive Neurologic Deficit. Case Reports in Clinical Medicine, 9, 74-80. doi: 10.4236/crcm.2020.93012.

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