Springer Nature is making SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 research free. View research | View latest news | Sign up for updates

Congenital arachnoid cyst of the lateral ventricles in children

  • 79 Accesses

  • 33 Citations

Abstract

The authors report a series of three children with symptomatic congenital arachnoid cyst of the lateral ventricles. Presenting symptoms consisted of macrocephally, delay in psychomotor development, and seizures. CT findings were of a well-defined cystic lesion placed in the atrium of the lateral ventricle. One child was treated by direct cyst exposure and cysto-peritoneal shunt. The other two were treated with ventriculo-cystoperitoneal shunts; in one of these, we used a ventriculoscope both for cyst fenestration and for accurate shunt placement. The origin of intraventricular arachnoid cysts seems to be secondary to the displacement of arachnoid cells by the vascular mesenchyma, through the choroid fissure, during the process of choroid plexus development.

This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.

References

  1. 1.

    Czervionke LF, Daniels DL, Meyer GA, Pojunas KW, Williams AL, Haughton VM (1987) Neuroepithelial cysts of the lateral ventricle. AJNR 8:609–613

  2. 2.

    Haddad FS, Abla A, Allam C (1982) Ependymal brain cyst. Surg Neurol 18:246–249

  3. 3.

    Lee KS, Bae HG, Yun IG (1989) Intraventricular arachnoid cyst (Letter). J Neurosurg 70:154–155

  4. 4.

    Nakase H, Hisanaga M, Hashimoto S, Imanishi M, Utsumi S (1988) Intraventricular arachnoid cyst. Report of two cases. J Neurosurg 68:482–486

  5. 5.

    Pelletier J, Milandre L, Péragut JC, Cronqvist S (1990) Intraventricular choroid plexus “arachnoid” cyst. MRI findings. Neuroradiology 32:523–525

  6. 6.

    Robinson RG (1971) Congenital cysts of the brain: arachnoid cysts. Prog Neurol Surg 4:133–174

  7. 7.

    Seike M, Kurisaka M, Mori K (1987) Intraventricular arachnoid cyst. Case report (in Japanese). Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo) 27:154–158

  8. 8.

    Starkman SP, Brown TC, Linell EA (1958) Cerebral arachnoid cyst. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol 17:484–500

  9. 9.

    Yeates A, Enzmann D (1979) An intraventricular arachnoid cyst. Case report. J Comput Assist Tomogr 3:697–700

  10. 10.

    Yoshida T, Ikeda T, Maeda Y, Ushio Y, Koh S, Mogami H (1984) An arachnoid cyst in the left lateral ventricle (in Japanese). No Shinkei Geka 12:969–973

Download references

Author information

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Martínez-Lage, J.F., Poza, M., Sola, J. et al. Congenital arachnoid cyst of the lateral ventricles in children. Child's Nerv Syst 8, 203–206 (1992). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00262846

Download citation

Key words

  • Arachnoid cyst
  • Choroid plexus cyst
  • Extracerebral cyst
  • Intraventricular cyst
  • Lateral ventricle