Temporo-sylvian arachnoidal cyst and an extreme pneumatization of the cranial sinuses: A case report

Gabriella Zara, Isabella Ponza, Valentina Citton, Renzo Manara

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Abstract

We present a patient who showed MRI evidence of a giant temporo-sylvian arachnoidal cyst of the left hemisphere and an extreme pneumatization of the sphenoid and frontal sinuses. No sign of mass effect or cerebral atrophy was detected. This patient presented a deficit of memory and control functions, but quality of life was not affected. Surgery was not performed. Arachnoidal cyst and anatomic variants of the sinus region have not a common etiology. This is the first report that describes a giant temporo-sylvian arachnoidal cyst with anatomic variants of the paranasal sinuses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)821-823
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Volume112
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010

Keywords

  • Anatomic variations of paranasal sinuses
  • Arachnoidal cysts
  • Cognitive impairment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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