Primary intracranial arachnoid cyst in the elderly

Riccardo Caruso, Maurizio Salvati, Luigi Cervoni

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Sixteen cases of symptomatic arachnoid cyst in elderly patients (>65 years of age) including of our own case are considered and their clinical and therapeutic features compared with those of the larger series comprising younger patients. From this study, no clinical differences emerged between arachnoid cysts in elderly patients and those of their younger counterparts. Surgical treatment was confirmed as being necessary for a good outcome in this age group when the cysts became symptomatic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-198
Number of pages4
JournalNeurosurgical Review
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1994


  • cyst
  • Elderly
  • intracranial arachnoid
  • management
  • outcome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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