International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


ISSN: 2454-9142

Vol. 3, Issue 2 (2017)

Cerebellopontine angle epidermoid CYST: Case report

Author(s): Dr. Avni Gupta, Dr. Atul Jain, Dr. Hoogar MB, Dr. Shonit Agarwal, Dr Reeta Dhar
Abstract: Epidermoid cysts are pearly tumors which are congenital in origin, benign, extra cerebral intradural lesions and about 40% of cases are located at cerebellopontine angle. A 27 year old female with complaints of headache, severe dizziness, vertigo, and unsteady gait since 6 months along with partial ptosis, partial facial palsy on the right side, tongue deviation to the right, hypoesthesia of the left upper trunk, and tandem gait impairment presented to the OPD of a Tertiary Care Hospital. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) was done which revealed a space occupying lesion on the right cerebellopontine angle along with enlargement of peripontine space. Lesion was removed surgically and was sent to histopathology department where it was diagnosed as epidermoid cyst.
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