Ct scan and metrizamide CT cisternography in arachnoid cysts of the middle cranial fossa: Classification and pathophysiological aspects

Ercole Galassi, Francesco Tognetti, Giulio Gaist, Leo Fagioli, Franco Frank, Giorgio Frank

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Abstract

Thirty-one cases of arachnoid cysts of the middle cranial fossa were investigated by CT scan, 7 of them undergoing additional metrizamide CT cisternography. In this paper we analyze and correlate the different findings from these two examinations and propose a classification of arachnoid cysts of the middle cranial fossa into three basic types. Pathophysiological and surgical implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-369
Number of pages7
JournalSurgical Neurology
Volume17
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1982

Keywords

  • arachnoid cyst
  • computed tomography
  • CT cisternography
  • metrizamide
  • middle fossa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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