Interdural cavernous sinus epidermoid cyst

J Clin Neurosci. 2008 Feb;15(2):212-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2006.10.029.


We report a patient with an uncommon interdural epidermoid tumor, located within the confines of dural layers of the lateral wall of the cavernous sinus. The tumor was resected by a basal subtemporal extradural-interdural approach. Following the surgery, the 45-year-old female patient recovered completely from her symptoms of atypical neuralgic facial pains.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Cavernous Sinus / pathology*
  • Cavernous Sinus / surgery*
  • Epidermal Cyst / complications
  • Epidermal Cyst / surgery*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods
  • Middle Aged
  • Neurosurgical Procedures / methods*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia / etiology
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia / pathology