Intracranial subarachnoid dissemination of fat material may occur during the preoperative or postoperative course of dermoid and epidermoid cysts. Aseptic meningitis or other complications such as hydrocephalus, seizures, or cranial nerve deficits also may occur owing to spillage of intracranial cyst contents into the subarachnoid space. MRI can detect the presence of fat drops that may adhere to the surrounding structures or migrate with the cerebrospinal fluid flow. Intracranial disseminated fat particles can remain silent without radiological or neurological change, justifying a wait-and-see approach. During long-term postoperative follow-up, however, regular MRI studies and clinical examinations are necessary to avoid potential complications.