West African Journal of Radiology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 42--44

Spontaneous rupture of intracranial dermoid cyst with chemical meningitis


KVS Hari Kumar1, KP Shijith2, K Kiran Kumar3, MN Swamy4 
1 Department of Endocrinology, Command Hospital, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Radiology, Command Hospital, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Medicine, Command Hospital, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
4 Department of Neurosurgery, Command Hospital, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
KVS Hari Kumar
Department of Endocrinology, Command Hospital, Lucknow - 226 002, Uttar Pradesh
India

Intracranial dermoid cysts are rare benign lesions of neuraxis. They present with symptoms of a space occupying lesion or rupture leading to chemical meningitis. Rupture of dermoid cyst result in the characteristic neuroimaging pattern. We recently encountered an interesting patient in sixth decade of life who presented with spontaneous rupture of intracranial dermoid cyst leading to chemical meningitis. We report the case for its unusual presentation and complete recovery.


How to cite this article:
Kumar KH, Shijith K P, Kumar K K, Swamy M N. Spontaneous rupture of intracranial dermoid cyst with chemical meningitis.West Afr J Radiol 2014;21:42-44


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Kumar KH, Shijith K P, Kumar K K, Swamy M N. Spontaneous rupture of intracranial dermoid cyst with chemical meningitis. West Afr J Radiol [serial online] 2014 [cited 2019 Nov 22 ];21:42-44
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