Case report and review of the literature: arachnoid cyst of the fourth ventricle presenting as a syndrome of normal pressure hydrocephalus

J Neurosurg Sci. 1992 Jan-Mar;36(1):55-7.


The Authors report a case of 4th ventricular arachnoid cyst that presented clinically with the criteria of normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH). Only a few cases of intraventricular arachnoid cyst have been recorded in the literature; the present case is the second reported case diagnosed as a syndrome of NPH.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Arachnoid Cysts / complications
  • Arachnoid Cysts / diagnosis*
  • Arachnoid Cysts / pathology
  • Cerebral Ventricle Neoplasms / complications
  • Cerebral Ventricle Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Cerebral Ventricle Neoplasms / pathology
  • Female
  • Hernia / diagnosis
  • Hernia / etiology
  • Humans
  • Hydrocephalus / diagnosis
  • Hydrocephalus / etiology*
  • Intracranial Pressure*