Spontaneous Rupture of Intra Cranial Dermoid Cyst: A Case Report


  • MUHAMMAD SOHAIL UMERANI Department of Neurosurgery, King Fahad Military Medical Complex, Dhahran
  • KHALED ALZAHRANI Department of Neurosurgery, King Fahad Military Medical Complex, Dhahran
  • GABR AHMED MOSTAFA Department of Neurosurgery, King Fahad Military Medical Complex, Dhahran
  • ASAD ABBAS Department of Neurosurgery, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karachi


Ruptured, Intra Cranial, Dermoid Cyst, Sellar/Suprasellar


Intracranial dermoid cysts are benign, slow growing, congenital lesions that comprise less than 1% of all intracranial lesions. They are usually asymptomatic unless they get ruptured, either spontaneously or after head injury. We present a case of a ruptured intracranial dermoid cyst, at sellar/suprasellar region, in a middle aged male with multiple known comorbids. He presented in Accident and Emergency Department with severe headache, behavioral changes and vomiting. Radiological investigation were carried out showing ruptured intracranial dermoid cyst with dissemination of its contents into the ventricles and the sub arachnoid space causing hydrocephalus.


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