Tetraventricular hydrocephalus due to ruptured intracranial dermoid cyst

Karabulut N., Oguzkurt L.

EUROPEAN RADIOLOGY, cilt.10, ss.1810-1811, 2000 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 10 Konu: 11
  • Basım Tarihi: 2000
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s003300000440
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.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.