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Arachnoid Cysts

Arachnoid Cysts: Introduction

Arachnoid Cysts: Arachnoid cysts are cerebrospinal fluid-filled sacs that may develop between the surface of the brain and the cranial base or on the ... more about Arachnoid Cysts.

Arachnoid Cysts: A rare disorder involving a fluid-filled cysts on the arachnoid membrane which is one of the thin layers of tissue that form a membrane which covers the spinal cord and brain. The type and severity of symptoms is determined by the size and location of the cyst. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Arachnoid Cysts is available below.

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Prognosis for Arachnoid Cysts

Prognosis for Arachnoid Cysts: Untreated, arachnoid cysts may cause permanent severe neurological damage due to the progressive expansion of the cyst(s)or hemorrhage (bleeding). With treatment most individuals with arachnoid cysts do well. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Arachnoid Cysts Information Page: NINDS)

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Arachnoid cysts are cerebrospinal fluid-filled sacs that may develop between the surface of the brain and the cranial base or on the arachnoid membrane one of the 3 membranes that cover the brain and the spinal cord. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Arachnoid Cysts Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Arachnoid Cysts:

Intracranial or spinal cavities containing a cerebrospinal-like fluid, the wall of which is composed of arachnoidal cells. They are most often developmental or related to trauma. Intracranial arachnoid cysts usually occur adjacent to arachnoidal cistern and may present with HYDROCEPHALUS; HEADACHE; SEIZURES; and focal neurologic signs. Spinal arachnoid cysts may be extradural, intradural, or perineural and tend to present with signs and symptoms indicative of a RADICULOPATHY. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1994, Ch44, pp105-115) - (Source - Diseases Database)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Arachnoid Cysts as a "rare disease".
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