How are craniofacial dermoid cysts differentiated from encephaloceles?

Updated: Jan 30, 2020
  • Author: Ginard I Henry, MD; Chief Editor: Gregory Gary Caputy, MD, PhD, FICS  more...
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Differentiation from encephaloceles is critical when assessing for craniofacial dermoid cyst. When a dermoid cyst is present along the facial midline, a CT scan or MRI is essential to distinguish the nature of the lesion and to determine the presence and possible intracranial extension.


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