Unusual Location of a Recurrent Epidermoid Cyst

  • Oumniya Abouhanine Department of Radiology, 20 August 1953 Hospital, University Hospital Center Ibn Rochd, Hassan II University, Casablanca, Morocco
  • Aicha Merzem Department of Radiology, 20 August 1953 Hospital, University Hospital Center Ibn Rochd, Hassan II University, Casablanca, Morocco
  • Vianney Ndayishimiye Department of Radiology, 20 August 1953 Hospital, University Hospital Center Ibn Rochd, Hassan II University, Casablanca, Morocco
  • Hasnaa Belgadir Department of Radiology, 20 August 1953 Hospital, University Hospital Center Ibn Rochd, Hassan II University, Casablanca, Morocco
  • Omar Amriss Department of Radiology, 20 August 1953 Hospital, University Hospital Center Ibn Rochd, Hassan II University, Casablanca, Morocco
  • Nadia Moussali Department of Radiology, 20 August 1953 Hospital, University Hospital Center Ibn Rochd, Hassan II University, Casablanca, Morocco
  • Naima El Benna Department of Radiology, 20 August 1953 Hospital, University Hospital Center Ibn Rochd, Hassan II University, Casablanca, Morocco

Keywords

Epidermoid, cyst, intradiploic, temporal bone, recurrent

Abstract

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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  • Published: 2020-11-19

    Issue: Vol 7 No 12 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
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    Abouhanine O, Merzem A, Ndayishimiye V, Belgadir H, Amriss O, Moussali N, El Benna N. Unusual Location of a Recurrent Epidermoid Cyst. EJCRIM 2020;7 doi:10.12890/2020_002009.

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