Neuroradiology

, Volume 33, Issue 4, pp 349–351 | Cite as

Extradural epidermoid tumor of the frontal bone

  • Ph. Demaerel
  • G. Wilms
  • M. Lammens
  • B. Nuttin
  • Ch. Plets
  • A. L. Baert
Case Reports

Summary

The radiologic findings in a case of an extradural diploic epidermoid tumor (ET) of the frontal bone, examined with plain X rays, CT and MRI, are reported. A head injury with traumatic inclusion of epidermis could have been the origin of the tumor. This report stresses the importance of the plain skull X ray in the diagnosis of extradural ET.

Key words

Epidermoid cyst MR imaging Brain tumors 

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© Springer-Verlag 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ph. Demaerel
    • 1
  • G. Wilms
    • 1
  • M. Lammens
    • 3
  • B. Nuttin
    • 2
  • Ch. Plets
    • 2
  • A. L. Baert
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity Hospitals K.U. LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity Hospitals K.U. LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  3. 3.Department of NeuropathologyUniversity Hospitals K.U. LeuvenLeuvenBelgium

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