Turkish Neurosurgery 2014 , Vol 24 , Num 4
Bubble Over the Head: Adeloye-Odeku Disease in a Turkish Child-Case Report
Baran YILMAZ1, Kamran URGUN2, Murat Sakir EKSI3, Bahattin TANRIKULU3, Yasar BAYRI3
1Cizre State Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery, Sirnak, Turkey
2Bahcesehir University, School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Istanbul, Turkey
3Marmara University, School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Istanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.9050-13.0 Adeloye-Odeku disease is composed of dermoid cyst over anterior fontanelle, first described in 1971. We present an 11-year-old girl with a soft, fluctuant swelling over bregma. The lesion content was isointense to cerebrospinal fluid on both T2W and FLAIRW images. There was a lytic area under the lesion, seen on CT. The lesion was totally excised. Histopathology confirmed the diagnosis. The case was unique; because a fibrous band was observed extending to superior sagittal sinus and it has never been reported before. Although lesions are sub-aponeurotic, because of this kind of fibrous band, a thorough examination with neuroimaging tools is very important for planning of surgery. Keywords : Bregma, Anterior fontanelle, Dermoid cyst, Neuroimaging, Adeloye-Odeku disease
Corresponding author : Murat Sakir Eks, muratsakireksi@gmail.com