Arachnoid cyst with intracystic haemorrhage and subdural haematoma: case report and literature review

Neurol Sci. 2006 Feb;26(6):451-5. doi: 10.1007/s10072-006-0532-z.


Arachnoid cysts (AC) are usually asymptomatic. However, very rarely they can become symptomatic due to cyst enlargement or haemorrhage, often after head trauma. In such cases bleeding is often confined to the subdural space, but intracystic haemorrhage has rarely been observed. We report a case of a child who had intracranial hypertension syndrome due to a right middle cranial fossa AC with intracystic bleeding and subdural haematoma.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Arachnoid Cysts / complications*
  • Arachnoid Cysts / pathology
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / complications*
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / pathology
  • Hematoma, Subdural / complications*
  • Hematoma, Subdural / pathology
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods
  • Male
  • Review Literature as Topic*