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

Yilmaz B., Urgun K., Eksi M. S., TANRIKULU B., BAYRİ Y.

TURKISH NEUROSURGERY, vol.24, no.4, pp.579-582, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5137/1019-5149.jtn.9050-13.0
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.579-582
  • Keywords: Bregma, Anterior fontanelle, Dermoid cyst, Neuroimaging, Adeloye-Odeku disease, CONGENITAL DERMOID CYST, ANTERIOR FONTANELLE
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes


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.