Coexistence of a cerebellopontine epidermoid cyst with a pituitary adenoma

Kemaloglu S., Ozkan U., Ziyal I., Bukte Y., Ceviz A.

CLINICAL NEUROLOGY AND NEUROSURGERY, vol.104, no.4, pp.364-366, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 104 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0303-8467(02)00003-3
  • Page Numbers: pp.364-366


We report on an 18-year-old girl with the coexistence of an epidermoid cyst in the cerebellopontine angle (CPA) with a pituitary adenoma. The clinical course and histopathological characteristics were reviewed. The patient presented with headache, vision loss and amenorea. Computerised tomographic (CT) scan and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations demonstrated a solid sellar lesion with supra-sellar extension. There was another mass lesion in the CPA with prepontine extension. The tumours were removed surgically. Histopathological examination revealed an epidermoid cyst in the prepontine area and a pituitary adenoma in the sellar region. This has been the second case to be reported in the literature with the coexistence of ail epidermoid cyst and a pituitary adenoma. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.