Endodermal cyst of the oculomotor nerve.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Endodermal cysts are rare congenital intracranial lesions. Although histologically benign, they can become symptomatic as a result of mass effect and cause neurological deficits. We report a 30-year-old woman who presented with paresis of her right oculomotor nerve. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a 13 x 8-mm cystic lesion originating from the right oculomotor nerve at its exit from the mesencephalon. She underwent craniotomy, biopsy, slit resection, and drainage of the cyst. To our knowledge, endodermal cysts have not been previously described in relation to the oculomotor nerve.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Morgan, MA; Enterline, DS; Fukushima, T; McLendon, RE; Cummings, TJ

Published Date

  • December 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 43 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 1063 - 1066

PubMed ID

  • 11792045

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0028-3940

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s002340100638


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Germany