Congenital dermoid cysts at the anterior fontanelle. Report of three cases in Italian children

Neurochirurgia (Stuttg). 1984 Nov;27(6):186-9. doi: 10.1055/s-2008-1054217.


The authors report three cases in Italian children of congenital dermoid cyst at the anterior fontanelle. These are the first case reports in Europeans. Their rarity, however, is probably only apparent, since the latest reports in the literature show their wide-spread incidence. The anatomo-clinical and radiological findings and the surgical features of the three cases are described and the main pathological aspects of these cases are briefly discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child, Preschool
  • Cranial Sutures* / surgery
  • Dermoid Cyst / congenital*
  • Dermoid Cyst / surgery
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Italy
  • Male
  • Skull Neoplasms / congenital*
  • Skull Neoplasms / surgery
  • Skull* / surgery