Document Type

Article

Department

Neurosurgery

Abstract

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Intracranial prepontine cysts are rare and include epidermoid cysts, arachnoid cysts, and neurenteric cysts. Symptomatic prepontine cysts may require surgical intervention. Reports of spontaneous resolution of cysts are rare.

CASE DESCRIPTION:

We describe the case of a young gentleman who presented with headache and fever. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain identified a prepontine lesion with features consistent with epidermoid cyst. During admission, the patient received symptomatic management in addition to empirical antibiotic therapy and dexamethasone. The patient improved symptomatically in the next 48 hours and was discharged. Follow-up imaging at 6 months and 1 year showed significant reduction in size of the lesion.

CONCLUSION:

For asymptomatic prepontine cysts, a close radiological and clinical follow-up may prove useful.

Publication

Surg Neurol Int.

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