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Symptomatic foramen of Magendie arachnoid cyst in an elderly patient: The second case report in the literature.
Surg Neurol Int 2019; 10:189SN

Abstract

Background

Arachnoid cysts are benign extra-axial lesions corresponding to 1% of intracranial expansive lesions. They are usually incidental findings in asymptomatic patients. Most cases are congenital, and when symptomatic are diagnosed in childhood or adolescence. Symptomatic arachnoids cyst in elderly patients is very rare. This report documents the second case in the literature of a symptomatic elderly patient with an arachnoid cyst located in the foramen of Magendie.

Case Description

A 68-year-old male had weakness in the lower limbs, imbalance, and gait disturbance for 3 years, associated with frequent falls. The patient complained of paresthesia in the upper right limb and right hemiface. An magnetic resonance imaging showed a massive cystic lesion in the posterior fossa in the foramen of Magendie. A median suboccipital craniectomy was performed, and the cyst was removed.

Conclusion

This case report adds to the literature the second case of a patient with a symptomatic arachnoid cyst in the posterior fossa successfully treated by surgery.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Program in Health Sciences-IAMSPE, Department of Neurosurgery, Sepaco Hospital, São Paulo, Brazil.Department of Neurosurgery, Sepaco Hospital, São Paulo, Brazil.Department of Neurosurgery, Sepaco Hospital, São Paulo, Brazil.Department of Neurosurgery, Sepaco Hospital, São Paulo, Brazil.Program in Health Sciences-IAMSPE, São Paulo, Brazil.

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports

Language

eng

PubMed ID

31637090

Citation

de Oliveira Filho, Ítalo Teles, et al. "Symptomatic Foramen of Magendie Arachnoid Cyst in an Elderly Patient: the Second Case Report in the Literature." Surgical Neurology International, vol. 10, 2019, p. 189.
de Oliveira Filho ÍT, Romero PC, Fontoura EAF, et al. Symptomatic foramen of Magendie arachnoid cyst in an elderly patient: The second case report in the literature. Surg Neurol Int. 2019;10:189.
de Oliveira Filho, Í. T., Romero, P. C., Fontoura, E. A. F., de Oliveira, S. D., & Botelho, R. V. (2019). Symptomatic foramen of Magendie arachnoid cyst in an elderly patient: The second case report in the literature. Surgical Neurology International, 10, p. 189. doi:10.25259/SNI_380_2019.
de Oliveira Filho ÍT, et al. Symptomatic Foramen of Magendie Arachnoid Cyst in an Elderly Patient: the Second Case Report in the Literature. Surg Neurol Int. 2019;10:189. PubMed PMID: 31637090.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Symptomatic foramen of Magendie arachnoid cyst in an elderly patient: The second case report in the literature. AU - de Oliveira Filho,Ítalo Teles, AU - Romero,Paulo Cesar, AU - Fontoura,Emílio Afonso França, AU - de Oliveira,Saul Dalla, AU - Botelho,Ricardo Vieira, Y1 - 2019/09/27/ PY - 2019/08/25/received PY - 2019/09/04/accepted PY - 2019/10/23/entrez PY - 2019/10/23/pubmed PY - 2019/10/23/medline KW - Arachnoid cyst KW - Elderly KW - Foramen of Magendie KW - Midline KW - Posterior fossa SP - 189 EP - 189 JF - Surgical neurology international JO - Surg Neurol Int VL - 10 N2 - Background: Arachnoid cysts are benign extra-axial lesions corresponding to 1% of intracranial expansive lesions. They are usually incidental findings in asymptomatic patients. Most cases are congenital, and when symptomatic are diagnosed in childhood or adolescence. Symptomatic arachnoids cyst in elderly patients is very rare. This report documents the second case in the literature of a symptomatic elderly patient with an arachnoid cyst located in the foramen of Magendie. Case Description: A 68-year-old male had weakness in the lower limbs, imbalance, and gait disturbance for 3 years, associated with frequent falls. The patient complained of paresthesia in the upper right limb and right hemiface. An magnetic resonance imaging showed a massive cystic lesion in the posterior fossa in the foramen of Magendie. A median suboccipital craniectomy was performed, and the cyst was removed. Conclusion: This case report adds to the literature the second case of a patient with a symptomatic arachnoid cyst in the posterior fossa successfully treated by surgery. SN - 2229-5097 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/31637090/Symptomatic_foramen_of_Magendie_arachnoid_cyst_in_an_elderly_patient:_The_second_case_report_in_the_literature L2 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmid/31637090/ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -