September 1987

Intradiploic Epidermoid Cyst of the Sphenoid Wing

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Communicative Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1987;113(9):995-999. doi:10.1001/archotol.1987.01860090093028

• Epidermoids are blastomatous malformations of abnormal epithelial proliferation. Intradiploic epidermoids are very rare lesions that may occur in all flat bones of the calvarium and in the paranasal sinuses, maxilla, temporal bone, and sphenoid bone. This article describes the unique case of an intradiploic epidermoid tumor located in the greater sphenoid wing. Theories of pathogenesis, clinical behavior, diagnosis, and treatment of diploic epidermoids are reviewed.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1987;113:995-999)