INTRADIPLOIC EPIDERMOID CYST OF THE SKULL

Authors

  • Shah Khalid Neurosurgery Department of Ayub Medical College Abbottabad
  • Shahbaz Ali Khan Department of Neurosurgery, Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad-Pakistan
  • Ahsan Aurangzeb Department of Neurosurgery, Ayub Medical College Abbottabad-Pakistan
  • Gul Muhammad Department of Neurosurgery, Ayub Medical College Abbottabad-Pakistan
  • Ehtesham Ahmad Khan Afridi Department of Neurosurgery, Ayub Medical College Abbottabad-Pakistan
  • Deen Muhammad Department of Neurosurgery, Ayub Medical College Abbottabad-Pakistan

Abstract

Intradiploic epidermoid cyst is an uncommon, benign, slow growing neoplasm that occurs between two tables of cranial bones and constitute 0.4% of all cranial epidermoid. It usually occurs due to the entrapped ectodermal embyronal remnants within the skull bones or rarely secondary to trauma. Pre-operative diagnosis on the basis of radiologic investigations is difficult. Complete surgically excision is usually required in order to prevent complications like super infection, intracranial rupture with pneumocephalus and rarely malignant degeneration. We are presenting a case of incompletely resected and chronically infected intradiploic epidermoid cyst of right parietal bone operated inadvertently by a general surgeon elsewhere without doing any radiological investigations.

Author Biography

Shah Khalid, Neurosurgery Department of Ayub Medical College Abbottabad

Pakistan Neurosurgery Department Postgraduate Trainee

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2021-05-01

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