Dynamics of Intracranial Cyst Formation and Expansion

  • Ercole Galassi
  • Giulio Gaist
Part of the Principles of Pediatric Neurosurgery book series (PRINCPEDIATR)


Intracranial arachnoid cysts are benign extra-axial cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)-filled cavities that are bounded by a membrane with the histological appearance of arachnoid mater.1–3 They can arise at any location intracranially adjacent to and variously communicating with the subarachnoid spaces, the temporosylvian region, and the infratentorial compartment being the sites of predilection1–9 (Figure 4.1).


Posterior Fossa Subarachnoid Space Arachnoid Cyst Compute Tomog Middle Cranial Fossa 
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