Arachnoid cyst distorting the third ventricle

Case contributed by Dr Sandeep Bhuta

The MR appearance suggests a suprasellar arachnoid cyst displacing the chiasm and infundibulum anteriorly

Case Discussion

Hydrocephalus secondary to a obstructive third ventricle cyst.VP shunt tube in situ.

The MR appearance suggests a suprasellar arachnoid cyst displacing the chiasm and infundibulum anteriorly however on endoscopy the arachnoid cyst was (apparently) actually intraventricular in location, within the third ventricle. 

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Case information

rID: 6111
Case created: 30th Apr 2009
Last edited: 3rd Oct 2015
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