Intracranial epidermoid mimicking meningioma

Surg Neurol. 1981 May;15(5):372-4. doi: 10.1016/0090-3019(81)90174-9.


A case of an epidermoid cyst in the frontal base which showed homogeneous high density in noncontrast computed tomography, simulating a meningioma with calcification, is reported. Operative findings and histological examination suggested that this high density was caused by spontaneous hemorrhage into the cyst.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Brain Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Epidermal Cyst / diagnosis*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Meningeal Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Meningioma / diagnosis