Open Access Case Report

Infected Dermoid Cyst of the Posterior Fossa: Case Report

Marouane Hammoud*

Corresponding Author

Received Date: October 07, 2021;  Published Date: October 28, 2021


Intracranial dermoid cysts are a rare congenital benign neoplasms, they account for only 0.1%-0.7% of all intracranial tumors [1]. They arise from inclusion of ectodermal elements within the neural tube during its closing between the third and fifth week of embryonic development [2]. Patients with a posterior fossa dermoid cyst and an associated dermal sinus may develop bacterial meningitis or abscess formation of the dermoid itself [3]. Here in, we present a case of dermoid cyst with occipital dermal sinus, complicated by abcess.

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