oa Central African Journal of Medicine - A large apocrine hidrocystoma located over the thoracic spine in a Nigerian

Volume 33, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



A giant apocrine hidrocystoma situated over the thoracic spine is reported in a Nigerian boy of 18 years. It was clinically thought to be either lipomeningocele or a dermoid cyst but histological examination revealed the identity of this rare lesion. Apocrine hidrocystoma deserves consideration in the differential diagnosis of cystic lesions of the craniospinal axis.

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