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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 670-673

A rare case of giant intradiploeic epidermal cyst of the frontal bone with intracranial extension

Department of Neurosurgery, Government Medical College, Kozhikode, Kerala, India

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Dr. Akhil Mohan
Kochukottaram, Arpookara East PO, Kottayam - 686 008, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/ajns.AJNS_78_20

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Calvarial intradiploeic epidermal cyst are very rare neoplasms which can have intracranial extension. These cysts can attain a large size and can cause lytic destruction of the calvarium resembling malignancy. Since these lesions are benign complete excision is curative. We report the case of a 77-year-old male patient who presented with a large swelling on the forehead. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging showed an expansile lytic lesion with intracranial extension. Complete excision of the lesion with cranioplasty was done. Histopathology was consistent with the epidermal cyst. These cysts attaining gigantic proportions are very few in literature.

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