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Arachnoid cyst of the craniocervical junction: case report.
Neurosurgery. 2001 Jul; 49(1):212-5.N

Abstract

OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE

An arachnoid cyst at the craniocervical junction presenting with obstructive hydrocephalus as a result of blockage of the outflow of the fourth ventricle is described. This is a very rare anatomic site, with only five other cases described in the literature.

CLINICAL PRESENTATION

A 37-year-old woman presented with a 9-month history of severe neck pain, persistent vomiting, visual disturbances, and numbness of the nose, cheek, and lips. She had severe bilateral papilledema on ophthalmoscopy. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a midline cystic lesion extending down to C2.

INTERVENTION

The patient underwent posterior fossa craniectomy and excision of the arachnoid cyst. She made a full recovery and was asymptomatic at follow-up examination.

CONCLUSION

The symptomatology of these rare craniocervical arachnoid cysts and their development are discussed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Neurosurgery, Oldchurch Hospital, Romford, Essex, England. sjp58@medschl.cam.ac.ukNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11440446

Citation

Price, S J., et al. "Arachnoid Cyst of the Craniocervical Junction: Case Report." Neurosurgery, vol. 49, no. 1, 2001, pp. 212-5.
Price SJ, David KM, O'Donovan DG, et al. Arachnoid cyst of the craniocervical junction: case report. Neurosurgery. 2001;49(1):212-5.
Price, S. J., David, K. M., O'Donovan, D. G., & Aspoas, A. R. (2001). Arachnoid cyst of the craniocervical junction: case report. Neurosurgery, 49(1), 212-5.
Price SJ, et al. Arachnoid Cyst of the Craniocervical Junction: Case Report. Neurosurgery. 2001;49(1):212-5. PubMed PMID: 11440446.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Arachnoid cyst of the craniocervical junction: case report. AU - Price,S J, AU - David,K M, AU - O'Donovan,D G, AU - Aspoas,A R, PY - 2001/7/7/pubmed PY - 2001/11/3/medline PY - 2001/7/7/entrez SP - 212 EP - 5 JF - Neurosurgery JO - Neurosurgery VL - 49 IS - 1 N2 - OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE: An arachnoid cyst at the craniocervical junction presenting with obstructive hydrocephalus as a result of blockage of the outflow of the fourth ventricle is described. This is a very rare anatomic site, with only five other cases described in the literature. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: A 37-year-old woman presented with a 9-month history of severe neck pain, persistent vomiting, visual disturbances, and numbness of the nose, cheek, and lips. She had severe bilateral papilledema on ophthalmoscopy. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a midline cystic lesion extending down to C2. INTERVENTION: The patient underwent posterior fossa craniectomy and excision of the arachnoid cyst. She made a full recovery and was asymptomatic at follow-up examination. CONCLUSION: The symptomatology of these rare craniocervical arachnoid cysts and their development are discussed. SN - 0148-396X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/11440446/Arachnoid_cyst_of_the_craniocervical_junction:_case_report_ L2 - https://academic.oup.com/neurosurgery/article-lookup/doi/10.1097/00006123-200107000-00034 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -