Int J Med Sci 2012; 9(4):269-273. doi:10.7150/ijms.3822 This issue Cite
1. Department of Neurosurgery, First Bethune Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun 130021, Jilin Province, P.R. China.
2. Department of Operation Room, First Bethune Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun 130021, Jilin Province, P.R. China.
3. Department of Pathology, First Bethune Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun 130021, Jilin Province, P.R. China.
* Jingwei Zhao and Haifeng Wang contributed equally to this paper.
Intracranial mature teratoma is a rare lesion in adults. Despite several intracranial mature teratomas had been reported not to be located at the midline region, no one was found to be within cerebral falx. Herein, we reported a 37-year-old female patient with an intracranial mature teratoma confined within frontal cerebral falx. Her main complaint was intermitted headache, which could not be relieved recently by taking painkiller. Excepting for mild papilledema, we did not find positive neurological signs on physical examination. CT scanning showed it was a round homogenously hypodense lesion with hyperdense signal at its rim. MRI revealed the lesion was 3.5cm×3.6cm×4.5cm in volume, with uniformed hypointensity on T1WI, hyperintensity on T2WI and enhancement in the capsule. It was totally removed via inter-hemispheric approach, and we found the lesion was confined within the frontal cerebral falx. Postoperatively, it was proved histologically to be a mature teratoma. At three years of fellow up, neither neurological deficits nor recurrent sings on MRI was found. To our best knowledge, this is the first case of intracranial mature teratoma within cerebral falx.
Keywords: Mature teratoma, Dura mater, Cerebral falx, Adults.