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Spinal intramedullary arachnoid cyst.
Indian J Pediatr. 2004 Dec; 71(12):e65-7.IJ

Abstract

Spinal arachnoid cysts are a relatively uncommon lesion. They may be either intra or extradural; intradural cysts being less common. Symptomatic spinal arachnoid cysts in the pediatric age group are rare. To the best of our knowledge only 2 cases of intramedullary arachnoid cysts have been reported to date. We report an unusual case of intramedullary cyst diagnosed in a 10-year-old female who presented with progressive quadriparesis. MRI scans revealed an intramedullary cystic lesion from C4 to T2. She underwent a C3 to T2 laminectomy with partial excision of the cyst. Histopathological findings confirmed the diagnosis of an arachnoid cyst. Postoperatively the patient showed dramatic recovery with marked improvement in neurological status. Arachnoid cysts should be considered in the differential diagnosis of progressive quadri / paraparesis in the pediatric age group as surgical decompression leads to marked improvement in the symptoms.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Neurosurgery, Lokamanya Tilak Municipal Medical College & General Hospital, Sion, Mumbai, India.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Case Reports
Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15630336

Citation

Sharma, Alok, et al. "Spinal Intramedullary Arachnoid Cyst." Indian Journal of Pediatrics, vol. 71, no. 12, 2004, pp. e65-7.
Sharma A, Sayal P, Badhe P, et al. Spinal intramedullary arachnoid cyst. Indian J Pediatr. 2004;71(12):e65-7.
Sharma, A., Sayal, P., Badhe, P., Pandey, A., Diyora, B., & Ingale, H. (2004). Spinal intramedullary arachnoid cyst. Indian Journal of Pediatrics, 71(12), e65-7.
Sharma A, et al. Spinal Intramedullary Arachnoid Cyst. Indian J Pediatr. 2004;71(12):e65-7. PubMed PMID: 15630336.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Spinal intramedullary arachnoid cyst. AU - Sharma,Alok, AU - Sayal,Parag, AU - Badhe,Prerna, AU - Pandey,Ajay, AU - Diyora,Batuk, AU - Ingale,Harshal, PY - 2005/1/5/pubmed PY - 2006/4/11/medline PY - 2005/1/5/entrez SP - e65 EP - 7 JF - Indian journal of pediatrics JO - Indian J Pediatr VL - 71 IS - 12 N2 - Spinal arachnoid cysts are a relatively uncommon lesion. They may be either intra or extradural; intradural cysts being less common. Symptomatic spinal arachnoid cysts in the pediatric age group are rare. To the best of our knowledge only 2 cases of intramedullary arachnoid cysts have been reported to date. We report an unusual case of intramedullary cyst diagnosed in a 10-year-old female who presented with progressive quadriparesis. MRI scans revealed an intramedullary cystic lesion from C4 to T2. She underwent a C3 to T2 laminectomy with partial excision of the cyst. Histopathological findings confirmed the diagnosis of an arachnoid cyst. Postoperatively the patient showed dramatic recovery with marked improvement in neurological status. Arachnoid cysts should be considered in the differential diagnosis of progressive quadri / paraparesis in the pediatric age group as surgical decompression leads to marked improvement in the symptoms. SN - 0973-7693 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15630336/Spinal_intramedullary_arachnoid_cyst_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/spinalcorddiseases.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -