publication . Article . 2017

Unusual intraparenchymal pontomedullary epidermoid cyst in a 2 year-old: case report and literature review.

Shtaya, A; Dabbous, B; Fanou, E; Bridges, L; Hettige, S;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2017
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
BACKGROUND: Intrinsic brainstem epidermoid cysts are rare, benign, slow growing lesions. Their eloquence preclude complete excision, however subtotal resection will often result in prolonged or sometimes permanent relief of presenting symptoms and signs. We describe an unusual case and review the literature of this pathology in the paediatric population. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report an intra-axial pontine epidermoid cyst in a 2-year-old girl who presented with developmental delay, multiple cranial nerve palsies and pneumonia. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrated an intrinsic pontine lesion with partial restricted diffusion and an enhancing plaque, the la...
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Medical Subject Headings: otorhinolaryngologic diseases
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