Cerebral endometriosis. Case report

J Neurosurg. 1987 Apr;66(4):609-10. doi: 10.3171/jns.1987.66.4.0609.


A 20-year-old woman presented with a 3-year history of intermittent focal headaches and a generalized seizure. Computerized tomography demonstrated a hypodense ring-enhancing cystic right parietal lobe lesion. At operation, a chocolate-colored cyst was excised which on histological examination proved to be endometriosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Brain Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Endometriosis / pathology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Parietal Lobe / pathology*