Sylvian cistern dermoid cyst presenting with dysgeusia

KOCAELİ H., Korfali E., DOĞAN Ş., Savran M.

ACTA NEUROCHIRURGICA, vol.151, no.5, pp.561-563, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 151 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00701-009-0261-1
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.561-563
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


It is rare for a patient with a dermoid cyst (DC) to present with taste dysfunction. A 58-year-old man presented with an altered sense of taste. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain showed a mass lesion in the right insula with compression effect. The tumour was resected and was found to be a DC. The postoperative course was uneventful, and the patient resumed his usual taste sensation within the early postoperative period. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of a sylvian cistern DC that presented with dysgeusia.