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Acute intracranial hypertension and shunt dependency following treatment of intracranial arachnoid cyst in a child: a case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  20405150     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Arachnoid cysts are developmental anomalies that represent 1% of all intracranial space occupying lesions. Treatment of symptomatic cases may include shunting of the cyst or an open fenestration of it, among other less acceptable surgical procedures. Each procedure has its own pros and cons. We present a case of the development of an acute intracranial hypertension during cysto-peritoneal shunt malfunction in a child. We describe the possible mechanism of these phenomena and, based on this report and by reviewing other case series in the literature, we raise the possibility that acute increase in intracranial pressure and the development of shunt dependency, although rare, are important complications of shunting an arachnoid cyst.
Yosef Laviv; Shalom Michowitz
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2010-04-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta neurochirurgica     Volume:  152     ISSN:  0942-0940     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Neurochir (Wien)     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0151000     Medline TA:  Acta Neurochir (Wien)     Country:  Austria    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1419-23; discussion 1422-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Schneider hospital for children, Rabin Medical Center, Petah Tiqva, Israel.
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