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J Korean Neurosurg Soc. 1975 Jun;4(1):83-86. Korean. Original Article.
Kim SH , Lee KH , Rhee JK , Kim YS , Kim SC , Chung SS , Lee HJ .
Department of Neurosurgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Intracranial epidermoid cysts are rare, consisting of 0.2-1% of all intracranial tumors and are frequently called cholesteatoma or pearly tumor. The favorite sites are the C-P angle, parapituitary, diploe, cerebellum and rarely the cerebral hemisphere, lateral ventricle and intraspinal region. Epidermoid cysts of 3rd ventricle or pineal region are extremely rare and only a few cases have been reported in the literature. The authors have reviewed the literature and report the surgical removal of a case of epidermoid cyst which had developed in the pineal region extending to the posterior 3rd ventricle.

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