Arachnoid cysts: spontaneous resolution distinct from traumatic rupture. Case report.

Ruth E. Bristol, Felipe C. Albuquerque, Cameron McDougall, Robert F. Spetzler

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Abstract

Although many arachnoid cysts are discovered incidentally and require no intervention, a small subset has been known to rupture. Note that rupture can occur either spontaneously or in association with trauma. Based on a review of the literature on ruptured arachnoid cysts, it appears that patients with middle fossa cysts are more likely to experience symptomatic traumatic rupture than those with cysts in other locations. Middle fossa cysts are more commonly associated with hemispheric subdural collections and hematomas than are any other cysts. The authors report on two representative cases illustrating the distinct presentation, imaging characteristics, and management of these cysts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E2
JournalNeurosurgical focus
Volume22
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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