Epidermoid cyst of the skull with nonpulsatile tinnitus

M. Piotin, P. Gailloud, A. Reverdin, P. A. Schneider, G. Pizzolato, D. A. Rüfenacht

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We report an intradiploic epidermoid cyst of the skull responsible for transverse sinus compression and presenting with nonpulsatile tinnitus. Plain films and CT both demonstrated the tumour. Cerebral angiography showed best the degree of narrowing of the right transverse sinus, accompanied with turbulent flow probably leading to tinnitus. MRI demonstrated accurately both the tumour and the dural sinus compression. The tumour was totally removed, cranioplasty was performed, and the patient was discharged free of symptoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)452-454
Number of pages3
Issue number7
StatePublished - Aug 6 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Epidermoid cyst, skull
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Sinuses, dural
  • Tinnitus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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