Tetraventricular hydrocephalus due to ruptured intracranial dermoid cyst

Karabulut N., Oguzkurt L.

EUROPEAN RADIOLOGY, vol.10, no.11, pp.1810-1811, 2000 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s003300000440
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN RADIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1810-1811


We present the MR imaging findings in a patient who developed tetraventricular hydrocephalus after massive rupture of dermoid cysts with generalized subarachnoid and ventricular spread of cyst contents. The development of tetraventricular hydrocephalus due to ruptured dermoid is a very unusual complication, and was attributed to cyst contents interfering with passage of cerebrospinal fluid through the arachnoid granulations and fourth ventricular outlet foramina.