Intracranial Arachnoid Cysts in Childhood: Pathogenesis, Clinical Features, and Management

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https://doi.org/10.46900/apn.v4i3(September-December).156

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Clinical Features, Congenital Abnormality, Intracranial Arachnoid Cyst, Pathophysiology, Review Article

Abstract

Arachnoid cysts are mostly incidental congenital lesions. Although commonly asymptomatic, it may present with nonspecific symptoms, such as headache, epilepsy, and signs of high intracranial pressure. In cases when symptoms are evident, surgical treatment has more precise indication, but the modalities and criteria for treatment remain controversial in the literature. All this makes arachnoid cysts a challenging topic in neurosurgery, raising discussions about diagnosis, management, and prognosis. This review aimed to present, in a didactic and straightforward way, already established knowledge and more recent updates, clarifying key points to guide the management and therapeutic decision of intracranial arachnoid cysts.

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2022-09-25

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de Lima FBF, Ferreira Júnior TA, Almeida LCA, Moreira L de S, Figueiredo HPG, Dellaretti M, Costa BS. Intracranial Arachnoid Cysts in Childhood: Pathogenesis, Clinical Features, and Management. Arch Pediatr Neurosurg [Internet]. 2022 Sep. 25 [cited 2024 May 24];4(3(September-December):e1562022. Available from: https://archpedneurosurg.com.br/sbnped2019/article/view/156