Supratentorial dermoid cysts

J Neurosurg. 1991 Aug;75(2):262-6. doi: 10.3171/jns.1991.75.2.0262.


Supratentorial dermoid cysts are rare lesions. In eight cases presented here, the lack of recurrence after subtotal removal of the capsule and the good long-term prognosis are emphasized. This finding is in agreement with the literature. The frequent relationship of these lesions with the cavernous sinus suggests a vascular genesis in the development of intracranial dermoid cysts.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Brain Diseases* / diagnostic imaging*
  • Brain Diseases* / pathology
  • Brain Diseases* / surgery
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Dermoid Cyst* / diagnostic imaging*
  • Dermoid Cyst* / pathology
  • Dermoid Cyst* / surgery
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed