Case Report
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World J Clin Cases. Feb 26, 2024; 12(6): 1169-1173
Published online Feb 26, 2024. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v12.i6.1169
Gigantic occipital epidermal cyst in a 56-year-old female: A case report
Yao Wei, Peng Chen, Hao Wu
Yao Wei, Peng Chen, Hao Wu, Department of Neurosurgery, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Xi’an Medical University, Xi'an 710038, Shaanxi Province, China
Co-first authors: Yao Wei and Hao Wu.
Author contributions: Wei Y and Wu H contributed to manuscript writing and editing, and data collection; Chen P contributed to data analysis; Wu H contributed to conceptualization and supervision; All authors have read and approved the final manuscript.
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Corresponding author: Hao Wu, MD, PhD, Academic Editor, Assistant Professor, Doctor, Research Scientist, Senior Editor, Department of Neurosurgery, The second affiliated hospital of Xi’an Medical University, No. 167 Fangdong Street, Baqiao District, Xi'an 710038, Shaanxi Province, China.
Received: November 13, 2023
Peer-review started: November 13, 2023
First decision: January 9, 2024
Revised: January 12, 2024
Accepted: February 2, 2024
Article in press: February 2, 2024
Published online: February 26, 2024
Core Tip

Core Tip: The clinical manifestations of epidermal cysts are varied and the misdiagnosis rate is high. The disease occurs mostly in the head, face and upper torso of young men. Most patients usually have no symptoms, but epidermal cysts that are gigantic or located in important organs can press on the surrounding tissue structure and produce corresponding symptoms. However, gigantic epidermal cysts occurring in the occipital part of the brain in female patients are relatively rare. This report aims to strengthen the understanding of the disease and improve the accuracy of clinical diagnosis.