Child's Nervous System

, Volume 34, Issue 8, pp 1583–1587 | Cite as

Endoscopic removal of a suprasellar dermoid cyst in a pediatric patient: a case report and review of the literature

  • Gokmen KahilogullariEmail author
  • Fatih Yakar
  • Eyup Bayatli
  • Esra Erden
  • Cem Meco
  • Agahan Unlu
Case Report



Dermoid cysts (DCs) are unusual benign congenital intracranial tumors that typicallyarise in the midline and form as a result of abnormal sequestration of ectodermal cells during neural tubeformation. In all age groups, endoscopic approaches are preferable for the removal of sellar lesions.

Case summary

A 6-year-old girl with recurrent meningitis underwent endoscopic endonasal surgery forsellar DC.


To the best of our knowledge, we present the first case of a suprasellar DC in a pediatric patient that was removed endoscopically.


Dermoid cyst Sella Endoscopy Pediatrics 



“Preparation for publication of this article is partly supported by Turkish Neurosurgical Society.”

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ibni Sina Hospital, Department of NeurosurgeryAnkara University School of MedicineAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Department of PathologyAnkara University School of MedicineAnkaraTurkey
  3. 3.Ibni Sina Hospital, Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck SurgeryAnkara University School of MedicineAnkaraTurkey

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