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Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
Volume 2014, Article ID 801615, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/801615
Case Report

Epidermoid Causing Ischemic Stroke in the Brainstem

1Department of Neurosurgery, King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College, Parel, Mumbai 400012, India
2Department of Medicine, King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College, Parel, Mumbai 400012, India

Received 14 October 2014; Accepted 1 December 2014; Published 15 December 2014

Academic Editor: José Luis González-Gutiérrez

Copyright © 2014 Raghvendra Ramdasi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Intracranial tumors may rarely cause stroke. We report an epidermoid cyst causing stroke in a pediatric patient. We have also reviewed the literature and pathogenesis of stroke caused by intracranial tumors.