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Endoscopic treatment of convexity arachnoid cysts.
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PMID:  23149590     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the endoscopic treatment of cerebral hemisphere convexity arachnoid cyst. METHODS: Eight cases of hemisphere convexity arachnoid cyst treated with cyst-ventricular or cisternal endoscopic approach in September 2007 to March 2011 were retrospectively recruited. The clinical symptoms, radiological findings, surgical indications, surgical approach, complications, and follow-up studies were analyzed. RESULTS: All patients showed convexity arachnoid cysts adjacent to the ventricles or cisternal. After treatment, all patients showed decrease in size of the cysts (100 %), with preoperative symptoms disappeared in six patients and improved in two cases. In one case, postoperative subdural effusion was found without symptoms reported. CONCLUSION: Endoscopic surgery is ideal for treatment of arachnoid cysts adjacent to the ventricles or cisternal.
Authors:
Songbai Gui; Xuyi Zong; Chuzhong Li; Yazhuo Zhang
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1433-0350     ISO Abbreviation:  Childs Nerv Syst     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503227     Medline TA:  Childs Nerv Syst     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurosurgery, Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, 100050, China.
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