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Am J Ophthalmol. 2001 Oct;132(4):589-91.

Unilateral papilledema caused by a fronto-temporo-parietal arachnoid cyst.

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Department of Opthalmology, Augenflinik, Kantonsspital Aarau, CH 5001 Aarau, Switzerland. Killer@KSA.ch

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To report a case of unilateral papilledema caused by an arachnoid cyst.

METHODS:

Interventional case report.

RESULTS:

A 36-year-old woman presented with unilateral papilledema in the left eye. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain demonstrated a large fronto-temporo-parietal arachnoid cyst in the left hemisphere. The papilledema resolved after placement of a cysto-peritoneal shunt that drained the cerebrospinal fluid directly from the arachnoid cyst into the peritoneum.

CONCLUSION:

Papilledema caused by increased intracranial pressure is usually bilateral; unilateral papilledema is possible under special anatomical circumstances.

PMID:
11589892
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