Intracerebral extension of nasal dermoid cyst: CT appearance

John P. Uglietta, Orest B. Boyko, David J. Rippe, Gregory N. Fuller, Steven J. Schiff, E. Ralph Heinz

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We report on a 46-year-old man with a congenital nasal dermoid cyst that extended intracranially to form large bifrontal intraaxial dermoid cysts, which became secondarily infected through a nasal dermal sinus tract. Computed tomography demonstrated bilateral frontal lobe ring enhancing cystic masses containing fat-fluid levels consistent with dermoid cyst abscesses. Axial and coronal CT of the skull base and nose demonstrated a midiine bony canal extending from two dimples on the dorsum of the patient’s nose to the base of the anterior cranial fossa. The clinical, CT, and surgical findings are reviewed as well as the embryogenesis of congenital nasal dermoid cysts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1061-1064
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1989


  • Abscess
  • Brain
  • Computed tomography
  • Cranium
  • Cysts
  • Nasal
  • Sinuses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Uglietta, J. P., Boyko, O. B., Rippe, D. J., Fuller, G. N., Schiff, S. J., & Heinz, E. R. (1989). Intracerebral extension of nasal dermoid cyst: CT appearance. Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography, 13(6), 1061-1064.