Malignant change in an intracranial epidermoid cyst

Philip J. Dubois, Michael Sage, J. Scott Luther, Peter C. Burger, E. Ralph Heinz, Burton P. Drayer

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A malignant epidermoid tumor invading the fourth ventricle had histologic features that indicated malignant transformation in a benign epidermoid cyst. The computed tomographic (CT) findings correlated precisely with the histologic features, revealing both pathologic enhancement and a low attenuation zone. The spectrum of described CT findings in intracranial epidermoids is reviewed and contrasted with the appearance encountered in the present case.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)433-435
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1981
Externally publishedYes


  • Brain
  • Computed tomography
  • Cysts
  • Epidermoid


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