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Author Gopalakrishnan, C. V. ♦ Rao, B. R. M. ♦ Nair, S. ♦ Radhakrishnan, V. V. ♦ Kesavadas, C.
Source Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology
Content type Text
Publisher Pediatric Neurosurgery
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Surgery & related medical specialties
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Nervous System Diseases ♦ Diseases ♦ Surgical Procedures, Operative ♦ Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
Subject Keyword Neurosurgery
Abstract Aneurysmal bone cyst (ABC) of the skull is exceedingly rare. We report a unique case of an intradural ABC without bone involvement presenting with raised intracranial pressure. The patient was a 14-year-old boy who presented with headache, vomiting and right focal seizure. Imaging showed a large multicystic left frontal lesion without any evidence of bone involvement. The lesion adherent to an intact sphenoid wing dura was completely excised. The histopathology report was consistent with an ABC. This case represents the first report of an ABC without involvement of the skull bones or any evidence of dural erosion. The possible mechanism of origin at this unusual location is hypothesized. Copyright (C) 2009 S. Karger AG, Basel
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Educational Framework Medical Council of India (MCI)
Volume Number 45
Issue Number 4
Page Count 4
Starting Page 317
Ending Page 320