Acta Neurochirurgica

, Volume 119, Issue 1–4, pp 68–73 | Cite as

Endoscopic treatment of suprasellar arachnoid cysts

  • J. Caemaert
  • J. Abdullah
  • L. Calliauw
  • D. Carton
  • C. Dhooge
  • R. van Coster
Clinical Articles


Four cases of large suprasellar arachnoid cysts in children are described. The authors propose a large fenestration into the lateral ventricles and into the basal cisterns as the treatment of choice. A specific multipurpose cerebral endoscope has been designed by the first author. The endoscopic technique with different instruments and with the use of a laser is illustrated. Results and complications are discussed.


Suprasellar cysts cerebral endoscopy Nd-Yag laser hydrocephalus 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Caemaert
    • 1
  • J. Abdullah
    • 1
  • L. Calliauw
    • 1
  • D. Carton
    • 2
  • C. Dhooge
    • 2
  • R. van Coster
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity HospitalGhentBelgium
  2. 2.Department of PediatryUniversity HospitalGhentBelgium

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