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Arachnoid Cyst

Arachnoid Cyst

Last Reviewed : 12/24/2020

Arachnoid cysts are fluid filled sacs present in the brain or spinal cord between the brain tissue and Arachnoid layer covering the brain. Primary arachnoid cysts are present at birth and secondary arachnoid cysts develop due to infections, trauma or tumors in the brain. Symptoms vary depending on the size and location of the cyst. Typical symptoms include headaches, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, weakness. Treatment depends on the size and location of the cyst. A small cyst causing no significant symptoms may be observed with no intervention. A large cyst causing symptoms may need surgical treatment. There are endoscopic procedures or open procedures to treat arachnoid cysts.

 

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Basic Information:

http://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/arachnoid-cysts/. national organization for rare disorders (nord). arachnoid cysts

http://www.healthline.com/health/arachnoid-cysts. arachnoid cysts. healthline. written by amber erickson gabbey.

http://www.abta.org/brain-tumor-information/types-of-tumors/brain-cysts.html. cysts. american brain tumor association.

http://www.hxbenefit.com/arachnoid-cyst.html. arachnoid cyst. hxbenefit. by anirudh

http://www.rightdiagnosis.com/a/arachnoid_cysts/intro.htm. arachnoid cysts. right diagnosis.

 

Advanced information:

http://www.medmerits.com/index.php/article/arachnoid_cyst. arachnoid cyst. medmerits. by dr. robert grant.

http://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007%2f978-0-387-79948-3_539. arachnoid cyst.

encyclopedia of clinical neuropsychology. pp 239-245. barbara spacca. Andrew brodbelt

http://thamburaj.com/brain-developmental-cysts.htm. arachnoid & other developmental cysts in cns. by dr. purav patel

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/s0967586811000403. spinal arachnoid cyst. apoorva kumar, , ridip sakia, kulvant singh, vivek sharma. journal of clinical neuroscience. volume 18, issue 9, september 2011, pages 1189–1192

http://www.neurologyindia.com/article.asp?issn=0028-3886;year=2013;volume=61;issue=1;spage=60;epage=64;aulast=wang. surgical treatment of intracranial arachnoid cyst in adult patients.

chao wang1, chuangxi liu2, yunbiao xiong2, guoqiang han2, hen yang2, hao yin2, jun wang2, chao you. year : 2013 | volume : 61 | issue : 1 | page : 60-64.

http://www.ccjm.org/index.php?id=107937&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=360585&chash=533ee26532aadecd85f437eb732cbf02. a review of spinal arachnoid cysts. ccjm 2008 4;75(4):311-315. by dr. hughes et al.

 

Research:

file:///c:/users/praveen/downloads/development,%20effects,%20and%20treatment%20of%20arachnoid%20cysts.pdf. development, effects, and treatment of arachnoid cysts . a thesis submitted to the faculty of baylor university in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the honors progarm. by shane kelleher

http://www.brighamandwomens.org/departments_and_services/neurology/services/neuroophthamology/images/selectedpublications/arachnoidcyst.pdf. prasad s, avery ra, de alba campomanes a, sutton ln, liu gt. symptomatic increased intracranial pressure due to arachnoid cysts. pediatr neurol 2011;44:377-380.

http://jneurodevdisorders.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1866-1955-5-21. intracranial arachnoid cysts: impairment of higher cognitive functions and postoperative improvement. priyanthi b gjerde, marit schmid, åsa hammar and knut wester. journal of neurodevelopmental disordersadvancing interdisciplinary research20135:21. doi: 10.1186/1866-1955-5-21

http://www.asnweb.org/files/residents%20and%20fellows%20section/case%20reports/arc-cst[1].pdf. infant with prenatally diagnosed arachnoid cyst. zoe zhang, md; david nascene, md*; stephen haines, md departments of neurosurgery and radiology*, university of minnesota.

http://www.jultrasoundmed.org/content/29/10/1487.full.pdf. prenatal diagnosis of a suprasellar arachnoid cyst with 2- and 3-dimensional sonography and fetal magnetic resonance imaging difficulties in management and review of the literature ali gedikbasi, md, figen palabiyik, md, aylin oztarhan, md, gokhan yildirim, md, ciler eren, md, sezin saygi ozyurt, md, yavuz ceylan, md. j ultrasound med 2010; 29:1487–1493.

http://www.neuroanatomy.org/2003/022_024.pdf. intrasellar arachnoid cyst: a case report. beril gok erkan kaptanoglu ihsan solaroglu ozerk okutan etem beskonakli. neuroanatomy, 2003, volume 2, pages 22-24

http://ci.nii.ac.jp/els/110002277134.pdf?id=art0002481762&type=pdf&lang=en&host=cinii&order_no=&ppv_type=0&lang_sw=&no=1455554828&cp=. recurrent intrasellar arachnoid cyst –case report. mamoru murakami 'hirotaka okumura, and kiyohito kakita. neuroj med chir (tokyo]43,312-315,2003

 

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http://ispn.guide/book/the%20ispn%20guide%20to%20pediatric%20neurosurgery/hydrocephalus%20and%20other%20anomalies%20of%20csf%20circulation%20in%20children/arachnoid%20cysts-6. the operation for arachnoid cysts of the head and spine in children. international society for pediatric neurosurgery. ispn.

http://www.hindawi.com/journals/crira/2014/371969/. docampo jorge, gonzalez nadia, vazquez claudio, morales carlos, and gonzalez-toledo eduardo, “cystic meningioma simulating arachnoid cyst: report of an unusual case,” case reports in radiology, vol. 2014, article id 371969, 4 pages, 2014. doi:10.1155/2014/371969

http://www.casesjournal.com/content/2/1/7531. multiple extradural spinal arachnoid cysts: a case report and review of the literature. mohammad ali bitaraf, mehdi zeinalizadeh, ali tayebi meybodi*, keyvan tayebi meybodiand zohreh habibi. cases journal 2009, 2:7531

http://sonoworld.com/fetus/page.aspx?id=138. supratentorial arachnoid cyst. tae-hee kwon, md*, philippe jeanty, md, phd. the fetus.net

http://www.neurosciencesjournal.org/pdffiles/oct10/03arachnoid20100146.pdf. mohammed aggouri, md, saïd a. boujraf, md, phd, mohammed benzagmout, md, mohammed e. chaoui, md. neurosciences 2010; vol. 15 (4)

http://fluidsbarrierscns.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/2045-8118-11-5. diverse arachnoid cyst morphology indicates different pathophysiological origins. katrin rabiei, magnus tisell, carsten wikkels and bengt r johansson. fluids and barriers of the cns201411:5

http://neurocirurgiabr.com/microsurgical-keyhole-approach-for-middle-fossa-arachnoid-cyst-fenestration/. neurosurgery. 2003 nov;53(5):1138-44; discussion 1144-5.

microsurgical keyhole approach for middle fossa arachnoid cyst fenestration.

levy ml1, wang m, aryan he, yoo k, meltzer h

 

Other articles:

http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/arachnoid_cysts/arachnoid_cysts.htm. national institute of neurological disorders and stroke (ninds). arachnoid cysts information page

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-05/wkh-sla052113.php. study looks at risk factors for rupture or bleeding of arachnoid cysts in children. larger arachnoid cysts and head trauma are main risks, reports study in neurosurgery. eurek alert.

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/110/1/e13. familial arachnoid cysts in association with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. füsun korkmaz alehan, berkan gürakan, muhtesem agildere. july 2002, volume 110 / issue 1

http://www.thespinejournalonline.com/article/s1529-9430(10)01148-4/fulltext. huge thoracolumbar extradural arachnoid cyst excised by recapping t-saw laminoplasty. naohisa miyakoshi, md, phd, michio ongo, md, phd, yuji kasukawa, md, phd, yoichi shimada, md, phd. november 2010volume 10, issue 11, pages e14–e18. spine journal.

http://www.worldneurosurgery.org/article/s1878-8750(15)01077-3/fulltext. gradually progressive symptoms of normal pressure hydrocephalus caused by an arachnoid cyst in the fourth ventricle: a case report. sugimoto, tadashi et al. world neurosurgery , volume 85 , 364.e19 - 364.e22

http://www.jcafulltextonline.com/article/s0952-8180(01)00352-x/fulltext. epidural blood patch in a patient with an arachnoid cyst. gaiser, robert r et al. journal of clinical anesthesia , volume 14 , issue 1 , 42 - 45

 

Other helpful resources:

http://acyst.org/symptoms.html. the arachnoid cyst foundation.

http://www.pediatriccyst.org/. pediatric arachnoid cyst foundation

http://arachnoidcystsupport.blogspot.com/. arachnoid cyst support

 

Related videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlz4lzvwnue. arachnoid cyst. youtube. ctisus

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