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Rezaei O, Moradian K, Razmeh S, Ebrahim zadeh K, Sharifi G, Samadian M. Symptomatic Unilateral Subdural Effusion as the First Presentation of Suprasellar Arachnoid Cyst: A Case Report . IrJNS. 2017; 3 (3)
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1- 1 Professor and President of Neurosurgery Department, Loghman Hakim Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Resident of Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran , srazme82@gmail.com
3- Assistant Professor of Neurology, Department of Neurology, Yasuj University of Medical Sciences, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, Iran
4- Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Loghman Hakim Hospital, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (77 Views)
Background & Importance: Arachnoid cysts are benign nontumoral lesions that are usually found incidentally in brain imaging. Suprasellar arachnoid cysts (SSACs) are rare. They can cause hydrocephalus and increased intracranial pressure, lower cranial nerve impairment and endocrine disorder. Sometimes arachnoid cysts become complicated by subdural hematoma/hygroma.
Case Presentation: We describe a patient with a suprasellar arachnoid cyst that was complicated with symptomatic subdural effusion and increased intracranial pressure after minor trauma.
Conclusion: Although these cysts are rarely complicated with subdural hematoma/hygroma, and intracystic hemorrhage, the probability of subsequent subdural hygroma and increased intracranial pressure should not be underestimated.
Type of Study: Case report | Subject: Skull Base

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