Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 16--18

Large intradural craniospinal arachnoid cyst: A case report and review of literature


Souvagya Panigrahi, Sudhansu Sekhar Mishra, Srikant Das, Sunil Kumar Patra, Pratap Chandra Satpathy 
 Department of Neurosurgery, S.C.B. Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack, Orissa, India

Correspondence Address:
Souvagya Panigrahi
Department of Neurosurgery, S.C.B. Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack, Orissa - 753 007
India

Presence of an arachnoid cyst at craniospinal junction is not very common. This is a very rare anatomic site, with only seven other cases reported in the literature. We report a case of large intradural craniospinal arachnoid cyst presenting with obstructive hydrocephalus and cranial nerve palsy. A 39-year-old male presented with 8-month history of neck pain, headache, vomiting, visual disturbances, diminished taste sensation, and numbness of face. He had bilateral papilledema on ophthalmoscopy. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a posterior fossa arachnoid cyst extending down to the lower border of C5 vertebra. Posterior decompression was done through C5 laminectomy. He made a full recovery and was asymptomatic at 6-month follow-up examination. The clinical features, diagnosis, and management of these rare craniospinal arachnoid cysts are discussed.


How to cite this article:
Panigrahi S, Mishra SS, Das S, Patra SK, Satpathy PC. Large intradural craniospinal arachnoid cyst: A case report and review of literature.J Craniovert Jun Spine 2012;3:16-18


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Panigrahi S, Mishra SS, Das S, Patra SK, Satpathy PC. Large intradural craniospinal arachnoid cyst: A case report and review of literature. J Craniovert Jun Spine [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Aug 12 ];3:16-18
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