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Epidermoid tumour (tumor perlée, cholesteatoma) of the fourth ventricle: case report and review of literature
  1. Michael Scott
  1. Department of Neurosurgery, Division of Neurological and Sensory Sciences, Temple University Health Sciences Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.


    The history, clinical course, and the 17 year follow-up after surgery are reported in a patient who had an epidermoid tumour removed from the fourth ventricle. The gross appearance of the contents of the tumour showed multiple tissue aggregates, with the classical pearl-like appearance. Previous cases reported in the literature are collated.

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