Acta Neurochirurgica

, Volume 159, Issue 8, pp 1445–1450 | Cite as

Bobble-head doll syndrome in an 80-year-old man, associated with a giant arachnoid cyst of the lamina quadrigemina, treated with endoscopic ventriculocystocisternotomy and cystoperitoneal shunt

  • Jorge Octavio Olvera-Castro
  • Hugo Morales-Briceño
  • Bayron Sandoval-Bonilla
  • David Gallardo-Ceja
  • Miguel Angel Venegas-Cruz
  • Eric Misael Estrada-Estrada
  • Marisol Contreras-Mota
  • Gerardo Guinto-Balanzar
  • Rabindranath Garcia-Lopez
Case Report - Neurosurgical Techniques

Abstract

Bobble-head doll syndrome (BHDS) is a rare entity, characterized by antero-posterior head bobbing, which is of the type “yes–yes.” Less frequently, having a head movement of the type “no–no” is described. We report an unusual case of an 80-year-old man with a cystic mass of the lamina quadrigemina, extending to the posterior fossa. We conclude that ventriculocystocisternotomy associated with a cystoperitoneal shunt is an effective treatment for a symptomatic giant arachnoid cyst in the lamina quadrigemina.

Keywords

Bobble-head doll syndrome Movement disorder Hydrocephalus Arachnoid cyst Ventriculocystocisternostomy Cystoperitoneal shunt 

Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Funding

No funding was received for this research.

Conflict of interest

None.

Ethical approval

All procedures performed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

Informed consent

Informed consent was obtained from patients relatives.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jorge Octavio Olvera-Castro
    • 1
  • Hugo Morales-Briceño
    • 2
  • Bayron Sandoval-Bonilla
    • 1
    • 3
  • David Gallardo-Ceja
    • 1
  • Miguel Angel Venegas-Cruz
    • 1
  • Eric Misael Estrada-Estrada
    • 1
  • Marisol Contreras-Mota
    • 4
  • Gerardo Guinto-Balanzar
    • 1
    • 3
  • Rabindranath Garcia-Lopez
    • 1
    • 3
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryHospital de Especialidades del Centro Medico Nacional Siglo XXIMexico CityMexico
  2. 2.Department of NeurologyHospital de Especialidades del Centro Medico Nacional Siglo XXIMexico CityMexico
  3. 3.American British Cowdray Medical Center, Neurological Center ABCMexico CityMexico
  4. 4.Department of AnesthesiologyHospital de Especialidades del Centro Medico Nacional Siglo XXIMexico CityMexico
  5. 5.Hospital Angeles LomasConsultorio 525, Torre de EspecialidadesHuixquilucanMexico

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