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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 1273-1275

Secondary arachnoid cyst – A late complication of craniotomy: A case report and review of literature


Department Of Neurosurgery, Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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Dr. Mostafa Osman
Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Hospital, Jeddah
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/ajns.AJNS_68_18

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Arachnoid cyst can be defined as cerebral-spinal fluid entrapment within the central nervous system. It may occur primarily as a congenital malformation or secondary as a complication following trauma, infection, bleeding, or surgical manipulation. Congenital arachnoid cyst usually asymptomatic and cause no pressure symptoms. No treatment is needed unless size increase and cause pressure symptoms and increased intracranial pressure. We report a case presented to the hospital with neurological signs of increased intracranial pressure, 3 years Post aborted craniotomy for meningioma resection. Radiological imaging showed postoperative newly developed arachnoid cyst with mass effect. He underwent the urgent cerebral spinal fluid diversionary procedure with cystoperitoneal shunt.


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