Endoscopic treatment of a fourth ventricle arachnoid cyst via the third ventricle: A case report

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Abstract

Background And Importance: Arachnoid cysts within the fourth ventricle have rarely been reported in the literature. Different procedures have been performed to restore a normal cerebrospinal fluid dynamic or pressure, including shunting and partial or complete excision of the cyst by open microsurgery. Cerebrospinal fluid shunts give only partial improvement of symptoms and are prone to malfunctions. The microsurgical excision of the cyst seems to offer the best chance of success. Clinical Presentation: We report the case of a fourth ventricle arachnoid cyst successfully treated with a complete endoscopic cerebral procedure via the third ventricle. Conclusion: Endoscopic fenestration of fourth ventricle arachnoid cysts may be considered an effective neurosurgical treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E374-E377
JournalNeurosurgery
Volume10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Arachnoid cyst
  • Endoscopy
  • Fourth ventricle
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Third ventriculocisternostomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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