CT and MRI of ruptured intracranial dermoids

Neuroradiology. 1991;33(2):149-51. doi: 10.1007/BF00588254.


Two patients with ruptured intracranial dermoids, examined with both CT and MRI are reported. Clinical presentation was transient cerebral ischemia in one patient and acute meningeal signs in the other. CT scan showed typical fat density of the tumor and the subarachnoid space. On MRI both the tumor and the subarachnoid fat, were strongly hyperintense on T1-weighted images.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Brain / diagnostic imaging
  • Brain / pathology
  • Brain Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Brain Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Dermoid Cyst / diagnosis*
  • Dermoid Cyst / diagnostic imaging
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Rupture, Spontaneous
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*