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Malignant transformation of intracranial epidermoid cyst with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis: case report.

Authors
  • Hamlat, Abderrahmane
  • Hua, Zi Fen
  • Saikali, Stephan
  • Egreteau, Joelle
  • Guegan, Yvon
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta neurologica Belgica
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2003
Volume
103
Issue
4
Pages
221–224
Identifiers
PMID: 15008508
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The differential diagnosis of malignant degeneration of epidermoid cyst, and leptomeningeal carcinomatosis are discussed. The diagnosis of malignant transformation should be retained when MRI (or CT scan) shows contrast enhancement at the epidermoid site, and malignant cells are detected in CSF The prognosis is generally poor.

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