Tumors, Tumorlike Masses, and Abnormalities of Scalp, Calvaria, and Adjacent Regions

  • Georges L. Kaiser


Masses and abnormalities of the scalp and calvaria occur frequently, are caused by a wide variety of possible pathologies, and are often underestimated in their significance by the primary care provider. Table 1.1 gives a surview of the possible lesions and marks them according to their frequency. Dermoid and epidermoid cysts belong to the most frequently quoted masses, atretic cephalocele, ossified cephalhematoma, eosinophilic granuloma, and hemangioma to the next frequent masses in the pediatric neurosurgical literature and pilomatricoma in the dermatological papers. Up to one third of the lesions have an intracranial and almost half of these an intradural extension.


Fibrous Dysplasia Sinus Tract Dermoid Cyst Epidermoid Cyst Eosinophilic Granuloma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Georges L. Kaiser
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  1. 1.Department of Pediatric Surgery InselspitalUniversity of BerneBerneSwitzerland

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