Intradiploic epidermoid cyst overlying the torcula: a surgical challenge.

Amad Naseer Khan, Aga Khan University
Salema Khalid, Aga Khan University
Syed Ather Enam, Aga Khan University


Intradiploic tumours are rare, slow growing tumours that can present in many different ways, including a painless lump, tenderness, headache and rarely with focal neurological signs. The authors present the case of a gentleman in whom the tumour presented in an unusual location and presented a surgical challenge. The major take home message from this case report is that an epidermoid cyst overlying the torcula is to be approached with great caution and care and is without doubt a surgical challenge.