Case ReportsSudden Death Due to a Cerebellopontine Angle Epidermoid Cyst Case ReportBel Hadj, Mariem MD∗; Ben Jomâa, Sami MD∗; Njima, Manel MD†; Ben Abdeljelil, Nouha MD†; Chadly, Ali PhD∗Author Information From the Departments of ∗Forensic Medicine and Laboratory of Research LR12SP14 †Anatomopathologie and Cytology, Teaching Hospital Fattouma Bourguiba, University of Monastir, Monastir, Tunisia. Manuscript received November 22, 2019; accepted February 28, 2020. The authors report no conflict of interest. Reprints: Mariem Bel Hadj, MD, Teaching Hopital Fattouma Bourguiba of Monastir, Avenue Farhat-Hached, Street of the 1st-Juin 1995 - Monastir 5000, Tunisia. E-mail: [email protected]. The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology: June 2020 - Volume 41 - Issue 2 - p 128-130 doi: 10.1097/PAF.0000000000000548 Buy Metrics Abstract Epidermoid cyst of the brain is a rare benign embryonal tumor. It has an excellent prognosis because of its slow-growing nature. Clinically, symptoms are variable and depend on the location of the cyst. Sudden death may occur as a result of lethal complications because of the tumor growth, but it is still rare. In this article, we present a rare case of sudden unexpected death of a 58-year-old man, with no neurologic history, due to an epidermoid cyst of the brain diagnosed at autopsy. Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.