Bubble Over the Head: Adeloye-Odeku Disease in a Turkish Child-Case Report

Yilmaz B., Urgun K., Eksi M. Ş. , Tanrikulu B. , BAYRİ Y.

TURKISH NEUROSURGERY, cilt.24, sa.4, ss.579-582, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 24 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5137/1019-5149.jtn.9050-13.0
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.579-582


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.