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Posttraumatic intradiploic arachnoid cyst of the posterior fossa.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9224921     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the case of a 5-year-old girl with an enlarging suboccipital mass, a posttraumatic intraosseous arachnoid cyst. Diagnostic work-up revealed that the lesion consisted of an intradiploic arachnoid cyst and an extra-axial occipital pouch that communicated by way of an osseous and dural defect. Surgical repair was undertaken with good results. A search of the current literature has shown only seven previous reports of leptomeningeal cysts situated at the occipital bones, most of them the result of an antecedent skull fracture. A pathogenetic hypothesis is presented comparing the growth of arachnoid intraosseous cysts and the development of meningocencephaloceles.
J F Martínez-Lage; M Martínez Pérez; R Domingo; M Poza
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0256-7040     ISO Abbreviation:  Childs Nerv Syst     Publication Date:  1997 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-09-22     Completed Date:  1997-09-22     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503227     Medline TA:  Childs Nerv Syst     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  293-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Regional Neurosurgical Service, Virgen de la Arrixaca University Hospital, National Health Service, Murcia, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Arachnoid Cysts / diagnosis,  surgery*
Child, Preschool
Craniotomy / methods
Follow-Up Studies
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Occipital Bone / injuries*
Postoperative Complications / diagnosis
Skull Fractures / diagnosis,  surgery*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Comment In:
Childs Nerv Syst. 1998 Apr-May;14(4-5):149-50   [PMID:  9660112 ]

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