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A case of posterior fossa dermoid



Intracranial dermoid cysts are uncommon
lesions. A 35 years old female presented
with complaints of swaying and
falling towards the left side while walking.
MRI brain revealed a posterior fossa
space occupying lesion. Suboccipital
craniectomy and total excision of the tumour
was done. Bunch of hairs admixed
with pultaceous material were found
within the cyst. Histopathological examination
revealed it to be a dermoid cyst.
The clinical, radiological features and
therapeutic strategy in the management
of dermoid cysts are discussed.
Keyword :Dermoid cyst, suboccipital

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