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Neurological Sciences

, Volume 26, Issue 6, pp 451–455 | Cite as

Arachnoid cyst with intracystic haemorrhage and subdural haematoma: case report and literature review

  • G. Iaconetta
  • M. Esposito
  • F. Maiuri
  • P. Cappabianca
CASE REPORT

Abstract

Arachnoid cysts (AC) are usually asymptomatic. However, very rarely they can become symptomatic due to cyst enlargement or haemorrhage, often after head trauma. In such cases bleeding is often confined to the subdural space, but intracystic haemorrhage has rarely been observed. We report a case of a child who had intracranial hypertension syndrome due to a right middle cranial fossa AC with intracystic bleeding and subdural haematoma.

Key words

Arachnoid cyst Intracystic haemorrhage Subdural haematoma 

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© Springer-Verlag Italia 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Iaconetta
    • 1
  • M. Esposito
    • 1
  • F. Maiuri
    • 1
  • P. Cappabianca
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurological SciencesFaculty of Medicine, “Federico II” UniversityNaplesItaly

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