Epidermoid cyst of the brain stem. Case report

Kuzeyli K., Duru S., Cakir E., Pekince A., Ceylan S. , Akturk F.

NEUROSURGICAL REVIEW, vol.19, no.3, pp.179-181, 1996 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf00512049
  • Title of Journal : NEUROSURGICAL REVIEW
  • Page Numbers: pp.179-181


Brain stem epidermoid cysts are extremely rare lesions. Only nine cases have been reported. Management of the epidermoid cyst is decompression of cyst contents and removal of cyst capsule. But in some cases resection of the cyst may result in a poor outcome because of cyst wall adhesion into the brain stem.