Epidermoid cysts of the cranial bones

Mark Wax, T. D R Briant

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Abstract

Ectodermally derived tissue in ectopic sites is seen in the head and neck. Extracranial dermoid and epidermoid tumors are relatively rare. While most otolaryngologists are familiar with the cholesteatoma of the otic area, not very many are exposed to this lesion in other sites. Those of the cranial bones are even rarer still. These tumors may expand (1) laterally in the cranial bones, (2) externally to present as masses in the scalp or facial region, or (3) internally to involve the intracranial contents. A patient with a frontal bone epidermoid, whose tumor had expanded in all three directions to erode both inner and outer cortex of cranium and laterally to rupture into the frontal sinus, is discussed. The literature is reviewed and the management of these rare masses is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)293-296
Number of pages4
JournalHead and Neck
Volume14
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Epidermal Cyst
Bone and Bones
Frontal Bone
Frontal Sinus
Choristoma
Dermoid Cyst
Neoplasms
Cholesteatoma
Scalp
Skull
Ear
Rupture
Neck
Head

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  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Wax, M., & Briant, T. D. R. (1992). Epidermoid cysts of the cranial bones. Head and Neck, 14(4), 293-296.

Epidermoid cysts of the cranial bones. / Wax, Mark; Briant, T. D R.

In: Head and Neck, Vol. 14, No. 4, 1992, p. 293-296.

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Wax, M & Briant, TDR 1992, 'Epidermoid cysts of the cranial bones', Head and Neck, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 293-296.
Wax M, Briant TDR. Epidermoid cysts of the cranial bones. Head and Neck. 1992;14(4):293-296.
Wax, Mark ; Briant, T. D R. / Epidermoid cysts of the cranial bones. In: Head and Neck. 1992 ; Vol. 14, No. 4. pp. 293-296.
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