Giant epidermoid involving 3 cranial bones

Shimon Rumelt, Griffith R. Harsh IV, Peter A.D. Rubin

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We describe a patient with an incidental finding of an expansile osteolytic lesion centered in the sphenoid involving 3 cranial bones-frontal, temporal, and sphenoid-and invading the brain parenchyma and orbit. Biopsy demonstrated an epidermoid. The lesion was excised through frontotemporal craniotomy. Despite the benign nature of the tumor, the epidermoid had a destructive pattern of growth. Complete resection was needed to adequately address the inflammatory mass effect of the large lesion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)922-924
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Ophthalmology
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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