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Role of MR imaging in the diagnosis of complicated arachnoid cyst.
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PMID:  10836597     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Arachnoid cysts are intra-arachnoidal cerebrospinal fluid collections that are usually asymptomatic, however, they may become acutely symptomatic due to enlargement of the cyst or the presence of hemorrhage. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We report a case of a child presenting with a 3-week history of headaches, nausea, and vision problems. There was no history of trauma. MRI clearly demonstrated a left middle cranial fossa arachnoid cyst with associated subacute intracystic and subdural hematoma that was causing mass effect and required surgery. RESULTS: This lesion was isodense to the brain on CT. CONCLUSION: We focus on the importance of MR imaging in the differentiation of these subacute/early chronic hemorrhagic collections that may be overlooked with CT.
R Ibarra; P P Kesava
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric radiology     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0301-0449     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Radiol     Publication Date:  2000 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-09-18     Completed Date:  2000-09-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0365332     Medline TA:  Pediatr Radiol     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  329-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, The University of Texas, Health Science Center, San Antonio 78284-7800, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arachnoid Cysts / complications,  diagnosis*,  surgery
Brain / pathology*
Diagnosis, Differential
Intracranial Hemorrhages / diagnosis*,  etiology,  surgery
Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
Reproducibility of Results

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