Extradural Dermoid Cyst of the Anterior Infratemporal Fossa. Case Report.


Journal Article

Dermoid cysts are rare in the skull base. There have been 10 reported cases of dermoid cysts in the cavernous sinus, two in the petrous apex, and one in the extradural Meckel cave. This is the first case report of a dermoid cyst in the anterior infratemporal fossa attached to the anterior dura of the foramen ovale. The clinical presentation, radiologic findings, histologic features, tumor origin, and operative technique are described along with a review of the literature.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Watanabe, K; Filomena, CA; Nonaka, Y; Matsuda, M; Zomorodi, AR; Friedman, AH; Fukushima, T

Published Date

  • November 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 76 / 2

Start / End Page

  • e195 - e199

PubMed ID

  • 26623226

Pubmed Central ID

  • 26623226

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2193-6358

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1055/s-0034-1544111


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Germany