Fulminating parapontine epidermoid carcinoma in a four‐year‐old boy

Song W. Wong, Thomas B. Ducker, James M. Powers

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An unique case of primary intracranial epidermoid carcinoma in a 4‐year‐old boy is described. Its parapontine localization and malignant features combined to produce a fulminating clinical course simulating an intra‐axial mass lesion. The probable origin of the carcinoma from a benign epidermoid cyst is discussed. A review of the world's literature establishes not only the rarity of cyst‐derived intracranial epidermoid carcinoma, but also its unprecedented occurrence in a child.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1525-1531
Number of pages7
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1976
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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