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2022 Feb




An Unusual Presentation of Spontaneous Rupture of Dermoid Cyst.


Alsallamin I, Choudhury R, Somoza-Cano FJ, Makadia A, Mudrieddy M, Weiland A, Bawwab A, Alsallamin A, Hammad F, Patell K, Al Armashi A R
Cureus. 2022 Feb; 14(2):e21976.
PMID: 35282536.


Intracranial dermoid cysts are exceptionally rare tumors. Interestingly, this condition has a low mortality rate but a high morbidity rate due to its numerous complications. We report a case of a 62-year-old man who presented with a headache and was found to have a ruptured dermoid cyst, complicated with the dissemination of lipid droplets within the subarachnoid space.