Arachnoid cyst rupture with subdural hygroma: Case report and literature review

Cakir E., Kayhankuzeyli K., Sayin O., Peksoylu B., Karaarslan G.

NEUROCIRUGIA, vol.15, no.1, pp.72-75, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s1130-1473(04)70504-7
  • Journal Name: NEUROCIRUGIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.72-75
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No


Arachnoid cyst rupture causing subdural hygroma is rare. Twenty-one cases have been previously reported in the literature. We report a case of a 9-year-old boy presenting signs and symptoms of increased intracranial pressure due to the rupture of a type III arachnoid cyst causing subdural hygroma. The clinical and radiological findings as well as the management of the patient are discussed in relation to the pertinent literature.