Gradual resolution of an arachnoid cyst after spontaneous rupture into the subdural space. Case report

J Neurosurg. 1995 Dec;83(6):1085-6. doi: 10.3171/jns.1995.83.6.1085.


The authors present the case of a young patient in whom the spontaneous rupture of a known, long-standing middle fossa arachnoid cyst into the subdural space was documented. This spontaneous rupture was followed by gradual diminution of the cyst to near-complete resolution.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Arachnoid Cysts* / diagnosis
  • Arachnoid Cysts* / pathology
  • Child
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Headache
  • Humans
  • Rupture, Spontaneous
  • Subdural Space / pathology*
  • Time Factors
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed