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2022 Oct 17

J Neurosurg Case Lessons



Malignant transformation of a cerebral dermoid cyst into a squamous cell carcinoma with malignant intraperitoneal spreading along a ventriculoperitoneal shunt: illustrative case.


Nickl RC, Nickl V, Schindehütte M, Monoranu C-M, Ernestus R-I, Löhr M
J Neurosurg Case Lessons. 2022 Oct 17; 4(16).
PMID: 36254352.


Malignant progression of intracranial dermoid cysts into squamous cell carcinoma is extremely rare with only three reports published so far. Intracranial dermoid cysts are uncommon benign tumors lined by stratified squamous epithelium of embryonic ectodermal origin.