Unusual Location of a Recurrent Epidermoid Cyst
KeywordsEpidermoid, cyst, intradiploic, temporal bone, recurrent
Introduction: Epidermoid cysts of the temporal bone are rare, benign and slow-growing lesions.
Patient and Methods: We report the case of a 69-year-old female patient followed up for a symptomatic intradiploic epidermoid cyst of the temporal scale and left mastoid region, which had been operated on but recurred.
Results: MRI demonstrated a well-limited lesion seen as a hyposignal on T1-weighted images, hypersignal on T2-weighted images, on FLAIR and on diffusion-weighted images not enhanced by gadolinium. The tumour was compressive, and bone lysis was seen on CT.
Conclusion: Epidermoid cysts of the temporal bone are rare, benign lesions whose diagnosis is based on fluid signals seen on MRI but absent on FLAIR sequences.
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