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Intracranial epidermoid cyst diagnosis

Diagnostic procedures evolved from angiography and ventriculography to non-invasive computed tomography and MRI 1).


The typical imaging appearance is homogenous non-enhanced hypodense on CT. The CT density of the epidermoid cyst is usually between −2 and +10 Hounsfield units (HU) 2) 3).


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