Epidermoid tumors located in the fourth ventricle are exceedingly rare. Seven cases of this pathological condition were observed during a 10-year period. Patients were mostly middle-aged men, with a clinical history of relatively short duration (5 months). Clinical symptoms consisted of vertigo and ataxia, followed by incoordination, dysmetria, and tremor at a later stage. Computed tomography scanning represented the main diagnostic technique for these lesions, and typically showed a highly hypodense, round-shaped area within the fourth ventricle, occasionally accompanied by hydrocephaly. Subtotal surgical removal of the cysts produced excellent results in 86% of the cases. The implications of these findings are discussed.

Fiume, D., Gazzer, G., Spallone, A., Santucci, N. (1988). Epidermoid cysts of the fourth ventricle. SURGICAL NEUROLOGY, 29(3), 178-182 [10.1016/0090-3019(88)90002-X].

Epidermoid cysts of the fourth ventricle

SPALLONE, ALDO;
1988-03-01

Abstract

Epidermoid tumors located in the fourth ventricle are exceedingly rare. Seven cases of this pathological condition were observed during a 10-year period. Patients were mostly middle-aged men, with a clinical history of relatively short duration (5 months). Clinical symptoms consisted of vertigo and ataxia, followed by incoordination, dysmetria, and tremor at a later stage. Computed tomography scanning represented the main diagnostic technique for these lesions, and typically showed a highly hypodense, round-shaped area within the fourth ventricle, occasionally accompanied by hydrocephaly. Subtotal surgical removal of the cysts produced excellent results in 86% of the cases. The implications of these findings are discussed.
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Rilevanza internazionale
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Settore MED/27 - Neurochirurgia
English
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Epidermoid cysts; Posterior fossa tumor; Surgical treatment
Fiume, D., Gazzer, G., Spallone, A., Santucci, N. (1988). Epidermoid cysts of the fourth ventricle. SURGICAL NEUROLOGY, 29(3), 178-182 [10.1016/0090-3019(88)90002-X].
Fiume, D; Gazzer, G; Spallone, A; Santucci, N
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