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Childs Nerv Syst. 2002 Nov;18(11):609-13. Epub 2002 Aug 29.

Arachnoid cyst rupture with subdural hygroma: report of three cases and literature review.

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Service of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Clinic Hospital of Santiago, University of Santiago de Compostela, La Choupana, 15706 Santiago de Compostela, Spain. cimigego@usc.es

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Arachnoid cysts are believed to account for about 1% of all intracranial expansive lesions, some remain inactive throughout life, others lie dormant for many years before clinical manifestation. In a few cases, arachnoid cysts have ruptured after cranial trauma or more rarely, spontaneously, with resultant subdural haemorrhage or CSF collection.

CASE REPORT:

We report three cases with traumatic rupture of arachnoid cyst into the subdural space in children, which is an extremely unusual complication.

DISCUSSION:

A review of the literature revealed only 18 previously reported cases.

PMID:
12420120
DOI:
10.1007/s00381-002-0651-7
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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