Intracerebral epidermoid tumors of the temporal lobe are exceedingly rare. The vast majority of these slow-growing tumors remain clinically silent while only a select few are associated with overt symptomatology. We report two patients with epidermoid tumors whose unique location in the temporal lobe resulted in secondarily generalized seizures. Our first patient, a 19-year-old female, presented with a secondarily generalized tonic–clonic seizure and MRI revealed a superior temporal lobe lesion that was subsequently treated with an awake craniotomy and gross total resection. Our second patient was a 71-year-old male with a recent seizure history and known left temporal lobe lesion.
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