A huge brain cyst in left temporal fossa

Muhammad Faisal Khilji*, Abdullah Al-Reesi

*Corresponding author for this work

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A 27-year-old male with left temporal protrusion from childhood presented with complaints of headache, nausea and vomiting. Cranial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed fluid collection measuring 6.00 cm × 7.00 cm × 8.00 cm in left temporal fossa. The diagnosis of epidermoid cyst of brain was made and surgical resection of the tumor was done. Epidermoid cysts of brain grow slowly and are composed of epidermoid cells debris rich in cholesterol. The prophylactic removal of these tumors with goal of preventing recurrence is recommended.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)909-911
Number of pages3
JournalChinese Journal of Contemporary Neurology and Neurosurgery
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013


  • Case reports
  • Central nervous system cysts
  • Epidermal cyst
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Tomography, X-ray computed

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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