Year : 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 136-139

Fourth ventricle epidermoid tumor: Radiologic findings

Department of Radiodiagnosis, Padmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Guneet Singh
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-2870.168001

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Fourth ventricle epidermoid cysts or pearly tumors are uncommon lesions which arise from epithelial remnants at the time of neural tube closure. They are benign extracerebral intra-dural lesions accounting for <2% of intracranial tumors out of which only 5-18% may occur in the fourth ventricle. Epidermoid cysts of the fourth ventricle occur very rarely, with few cases reported in the literature. We present a case of a pathological proven less common fourth ventricle epidermoid cyst.

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