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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria

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Abstract

CASTRO, Ricardo Antônio Gênova de; RIBEIRO FILHO, Afonso de Souza  and  SILVA JR., Valderi Vieira da. Dermoid cyst of the anterior fontanelle in adults: case report. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 2007, vol.65, n.1, pp.170-172. ISSN 0004-282X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X2007000100036.

Head and neck dermoid cysts are lesions relatively rare, which usually occur during childhood as solitary lesions. They are often identified and surgically removed at birth, being uncommon in adults. A 23-year-old male presented with a congenital tumor of the anterior fontanelle, which histopathological examination revealed a dermoid cyst. Surgical intervention is the treatment of choice to remove this lesion. The objective of this study is to report the case, once this type of lesion is rare in adults.

Keywords : dermoid cyst; epidermoid cyst; anterior fontanelle; adult.

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