Scientific article
Case report

Les kystes épidermoïdes du quatrième ventricule: a propos de quatre cas

Published inJournal of neuroradiology, vol. 29, no. 3, p. 146-152
Publication date2002

Patients with epidermoid cyst of the fourth ventricle usually present with headaches and/or disequilibrium. These cysts are characterized by a focal lesion that is nearly isodense to CSF at CT and nearly isointense to CSF on T1W and T2W MR images. MRI using FLAIR and diffusion weighted images as well as 3D CISS acquisitions is useful to better characterize the lesions and their relation with the vermis, foramen magnum and CP angle cisterns. DWI images are useful for postsurgical evaluation of residual tumor. Extension of the cyst into the CP angle cisterns usually precludes complete surgical resection.

  • Adult
  • Biopsy
  • Brain Diseases/cerebrospinal fluid/complications/diagnosis/surgery
  • Cerebral Ventriculography
  • Chemoembolization, Therapeutic
  • Deglutition Disorders/etiology
  • Epidermal Cyst/cerebrospinal fluid/complications/diagnosis/surgery
  • Fourth Ventricle
  • Headache/etiology
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Postural Balance
  • Sensation Disorders/etiology
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Vertigo/etiology
  • Voice Disorders/etiology
Citation (ISO format)
MARIN, H et al. Les kystes épidermoïdes du quatrième ventricule: a propos de quatre cas. In: Journal of neuroradiology, 2002, vol. 29, n° 3, p. 146–152.
ISSN of the journal0150-9861

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