Türk Nöroşirürji Dergisi 2015 , Vol 25 , Num 3
Subacute Subdural Hematoma Associated with Arachnoid Cyst in a Child Patient
Zühtü ÖZBEK1, Emre ÖZKARA1, Hasan Emre AYDIN2, Çağrı KÖKOĞLU2, Metin Ant ATASOY1
1Osmangazi Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Beyin ve Sinir Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Eskişehir, Türkiye
2Yunus Emre Devlet Hastanesi, Beyin ve Sinir Cerrahisi Kliniği, Eskişehir, Türkiye
Arachnoid cysts account for %1 of all intracranial non-traumatic space-occupying lesions and most commonly occur in the middle cranial fossa. Arachnoid cysts are often congenital but the development of an arachnoid cyst may be related to a head injury in a small number of children. The majority of the patients are asymptomatic, but signs of increased intracranial pressure, seizures and neurological deficits are the main symptoms in symptomatic patients. Although rare, arachnoid cysts may lead to bleeding into the cyst, subdural hygroma and subdural hematoma with a head injury. We describe the case of a 9-year-old boy who presented with acute signs of intracranial hypertension due to subacute subdural hematoma associated with arachnoid cyst located at the tip of the middle cranial fossa with clinical, radiological and oneyear follow-up findings after the operation. Anahtar Kelimeler : Arachnoid cyst, Subacute subdural hematoma, Head injury