Congenital Frontal Mature Dermoid Cyst: A Case Report

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Dermoid cysts are uncommon congenital or acquired developmental cystic malformations that were usually seen in the midline of frontal region and the anterior fontanel. Congenital forms develop from the remnants of the epithelium or ectodermal membranous bone growth line. We report here a case of a congenital frontal dermoid cyst that should be considered in the differential diagnosis of lipoma and neurofibroma. Dermoid cysts should be considered in the differential diagnosis of all nodular cyst-like lesions in the head and neck region. Early recognition and accurate diagnosis by means of Computerized Tomography scan or Magnetic Resonance Imaging facilitate successful treatment.

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Seyithanoglu, M. , Dogan, K. , Gundag, M. , Cevik, S. , Ozturk, S. and Dundar, T. (2014) Congenital Frontal Mature Dermoid Cyst: A Case Report. Open Journal of Modern Neurosurgery, 4, 186-189. doi: 10.4236/ojmn.2014.44032.

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