Arachnoid cyst - middle cranial fossa

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Patient Data

Age: Young adult

A region of CSF intensity which expands the middle cranial fossa and displaces the temporal lobe posteriorly. There is no restricted diffusion, no solid component and no enhancement. Features are characteristic of an arachnoid cyst. 

Case Discussion

This arachnoid cyst would fall into the type 2 Galassi classification (not that anyone uses it in practice).

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Case information

rID: 4768
Published: 14th Oct 2008
Last edited: 22nd Mar 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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