Posterior fossa dermoid in association with Klippel-Feil syndrome--a short report

Neurol India. 2001 Jun;49(2):210-2.


A posterior fossa dermoid cyst in association with the Klippel-Feil syndrome, in a 4 year old child is reported. Early diagnosis to prevent complications like neural compression, cyst rupture and staphylococcal meningitis justifies investigation for posterior fossa dermoids in cases of Klippel-Feil syndrome. Their embryological basis is discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Brain Neoplasms / complications*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Cranial Fossa, Posterior
  • Dermoid Cyst / complications*
  • Humans
  • Klippel-Feil Syndrome / complications*
  • Male