Child's Nervous System

, Volume 20, Issue 2, pp 100–103 | Cite as

Familial posterior fossa arachnoid cyst

Original Paper

Abstract

Background

Arachnoid cysts are a relatively common incidental finding on CT scans of the brain. They most commonly occur in the middle cranial fossa, where familial occurrence has rarely been reported. Posterior fossa arachnoid cysts are more unusual.

Case histories

We report the presence of quadrigeminal cistern arachnoid cysts in siblings.

Keywords

Arachnoid cyst Familial obstructive hydrocephalus management 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Neurosurgery, Institute of NeurosciencesSouthern General HospitalGlasgowUK
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryHull Royal InfirmaryHullUK

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