central nervous system cysts

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Summary: Congenital or acquired cysts of the brain, spinal cord, or meninges which may remain stable in size or undergo progressive enlargement.

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  1. Ogawa Y, Tominaga T. A partially ossified solid and cystic Rathke cleft cyst. J Neurosurg. 2010;112:1324-6 pubmed publisher
    ..An ossified Rathke cleft cyst is extremely rare, and a solid Rathke cleft cyst has not before been reported. This case illustrates the extremely long and complex nature of this disease...
  2. Wang J, Heier L, Souweidane M. Advances in the endoscopic management of suprasellar arachnoid cysts in children. J Neurosurg. 2004;100:418-26 pubmed
  3. Teijido O, MARTINEZ A, Pusch M, Zorzano A, Soriano E, del Río J, et al. Localization and functional analyses of the MLC1 protein involved in megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts. Hum Mol Genet. 2004;13:2581-94 pubmed
    ..In summary, this study provides an explanation as to why mutations in MLC1 provoke the disease and points to a possible therapy for some patients...
  4. Binning M, Gottfried O, Osborn A, Couldwell W. Rathke cleft cyst intracystic nodule: a characteristic magnetic resonance imaging finding. J Neurosurg. 2005;103:837-40 pubmed
    ..Intracystic nodules associated with individual RCCs have been noted, but to date their significance has not been fully explored...
  5. Karavitaki N, Scheithauer B, Watt J, Ansorge O, Moschopoulos M, Llaguno A, et al. Collision lesions of the sella: co-existence of craniopharyngioma with gonadotroph adenoma and of Rathke's cleft cyst with corticotroph adenoma. Pituitary. 2008;11:317-23 pubmed
    ..Clinicopathologic correlation and a review of the literature are undertaken...
  6. Noh S, Ahn J, Lee K, Kim S. Pituitary adenoma and concomitant Rathke's cleft cyst. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2007;149:1223-8 pubmed
    ..When a non-enhancing cyst-like structure is demonstrated on imaging in a patient with a pituitary adenoma, the possibility of a coexisting Rathke's cleft cyst should be considered...
  7. Ho N, Wu H. Ependymal cyst with hemorrhage in the cerebellopontine angle. J Clin Neurosci. 2009;16:127-9 pubmed publisher
    ..We review the clinical manifestation, pathogenesis, and management of these cysts...
  8. Choi S, Kwon B, Na D, Kim J, Han M, Chang K. Pituitary adenoma, craniopharyngioma, and Rathke cleft cyst involving both intrasellar and suprasellar regions: differentiation using MRI. Clin Radiol. 2007;62:453-62 pubmed
    ..To determine the differential magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of pituitary adenoma, craniopharyngioma, and Rathke cleft cyst involving both intrasellar and suprasellar regions...
  9. Crimmins D, Pierre Kahn A, Sainte Rose C, Zerah M. Treatment of suprasellar cysts and patient outcome. J Neurosurg. 2006;105:107-14 pubmed
    ..The authors sought to determine the natural history of and optimal treatment for suprasellar cysts (SSCs)...

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  1. Ilja Boor P, de Groot K, Mejaski Bosnjak V, Brenner C, van der Knaap M, Scheper G, et al. Megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts: an update and extended mutation analysis of MLC1. Hum Mutat. 2006;27:505-12 pubmed
    ..Therefore, we suggest extended mutation analysis for the MLC1 gene, if no mutations are found during standard analysis...
  2. Nomikos P, Buchfelder M, Fahlbusch R. Intra- and suprasellar colloid cysts. Pituitary. 1999;2:123-6 pubmed
    ..The differential diagnosis is often unclear preoperatively, but a non-enhancing mass on MRI between anterior and posterior lobe may suggest the presence of an intra- and suprasellar colloid cyst...
  3. Sumida M, Migita K, Tominaga A, Iida K, Kurisu K. Concomitant pituitary adenoma and Rathke's cleft cyst. Neuroradiology. 2001;43:755-9 pubmed
    ..When a non-enhancing cyst-like structure is demonstrated in a patient with pituitary adenoma, the possibility of a coexisting Rathke's cleft cyst should be considered...
  4. Golash A, Mitchell G, Mallucci C, May P, Pilling D. Prenatal diagnosis of suprasellar arachnoid cyst and postnatal endoscopic treatment. Childs Nerv Syst. 2001;17:739-42 pubmed
    ..In this case accurate diagnosis and detailed assessment led to objective counselling and helped to optimise neonatal management...
  5. Ikeda H, Yoshimoto T. Clinicopathological study of Rathke's cleft cysts. Clin Neuropathol. 2002;21:82-91 pubmed
  6. Yashar P, Zada G, Harris B, Giannotta S. Extent of resection and early postoperative outcomes following removal of cystic vestibular schwannomas: surgical experience over a decade and review of the literature. Neurosurg Focus. 2012;33:E13 pubmed publisher
    ..The literature pertaining to clinical and histopathological differences between CVSs and their solid counterparts is reviewed...
  7. Shapiro S, Rodgers R, Shah M, Fulkerson D, Campbell R. Interhemispheric transcallosal subchoroidal fornix-sparing craniotomy for total resection of colloid cysts of the third ventricle. J Neurosurg. 2009;110:112-5 pubmed publisher
    ..The long-term results are analyzed and compared with findings in the literature...
  8. Katznelson L. Sustained improvements in plasma ACTH and clinical status in a patient with Nelson's syndrome treated with pasireotide LAR, a multireceptor somatostatin analog. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013;98:1803-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Pasireotide, a novel somatostatin analog, has been effective in treating CD. Here, the first case report of a patient with Nelson's syndrome treated with pasireotide is presented...
  9. Rotondo M, D Avanzo R, Natale M, Pasqualetto L, Bocchetti A, Agozzino L, et al. Intramedullary neurenteric cysts of the spine. Report of three cases. J Neurosurg Spine. 2005;2:372-6 pubmed
    ..These lesions appear notable for location, clinical presentation, intraoperative findings, and imaging features...
  10. Skinner D. Rethinking the stalk effect: a new hypothesis explaining suprasellar tumor-induced hyperprolactinemia. Med Hypotheses. 2009;72:309-10 pubmed publisher
    ..Hypothesized candidates are the preprotachykinin A derived tachykinins, substance P and/or neurokinin A...
  11. Tatli M, Guzel A, Kilincer C, Sav A. Resolution of a fourth ventricle epithelial cyst after ventriculoperitoneal shunting: case report. Surg Neurol. 2007;67:94-8; discussion 98 pubmed
    ..Therefore, a VP shunt was applied. Postoperatively, the clinical findings and hydrocephalus improved, and complete disappearance of the cystic mass was observed unexpectedly. Both cases had 2 years of follow-up...
  12. Hirano A, Hirano M. Benign cysts in the central nervous system: neuropathological observations of the cyst walls. Neuropathology. 2004;24:1-7 pubmed
    ..Chick embryos exposed to lead have been used as a model of cyst formation...
  13. Tamburrini G, D ANGELO L, Paternoster G, Massimi L, Caldarelli M, Di Rocco C. Endoscopic management of intra and paraventricular CSF cysts. Childs Nerv Syst. 2007;23:645-51 pubmed
  14. Janeczko C, McHugh J, Rawluk D, Farrell M, Brennan P, Delanty N. Hypophysitis secondary to ruptured Rathke's cyst mimicking neurosarcoidosis. J Clin Neurosci. 2009;16:599-600 pubmed publisher
    ..The biopsy revealed lymphocytic hypophysitis secondary to a ruptured Rathke's cyst. This report highlights a rare pathology and the importance of a tissue diagnosis before undertaking non-surgical management of a pituitary mass...
  15. Nishino K, Ito Y, Sorimachi T, Shimbo J, Fujii Y. Sturge-Weber syndrome associated with arteriovenous malformation in a patient presenting with progressive brain edema and cyst formation. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2010;5:529-34 pubmed publisher
    ..The formation of the cyst probably resulted from the blood vessel hyperpermeability that is inherent to SWS...
  16. Schittenhelm J, Beschorner R, Psaras T, Capper D, Nagele T, Meyermann R, et al. Rathke's cleft cyst rupture as potential initial event of a secondary perifocal lymphocytic hypophysitis: proposal of an unusual pathogenetic event and review of the literature. Neurosurg Rev. 2008;31:157-63 pubmed publisher
    ..Our review of the literature provides further insights regarding the clinical behavior and different histological types of the lesions as well as the inflammatory changes that can occur in Rathke's cleft cysts...
  17. Mitsuha T, Ikawa F, Ohbayashi N, Imada Y, Kazihara Y, Abiko S, et al. [Symptomatic Rathke's cleft cyst mimicking suprasellar arachnoid cyst]. No Shinkei Geka. 2005;33:1213-8 pubmed
    ..The surgical specimen consisted ciliated epithelium and was diagnosed Rathke's cleft cyst. After operation, he recovered completely free...
  18. Alexiou G, Zigouris A, Pahaturidis D, Goussia A, Tsiouris S, Fotopoulos A, et al. Olfactory colloid cyst. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2007;109:902-4 pubmed
    ..Colloid cysts should be included in the differential diagnosis of lesions in the anterior fossa and although benign they may have an aggressive presentation by eroding the dura and producing CSF leak...
  19. Perrin R, Bernstein M. Tension pneumoventricle after placement of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt: a novel treatment strategy. Case report. J Neurosurg. 2005;102:386-8 pubmed
    ..The authors propose a rational treatment for this condition, which, as far as they know, has not previously been described. They also discuss potential mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of pneumoventricle...
  20. Khiari K, Cherif L, Hadj Ali I, Abderrahim E, Turki S, Ben Abdallah N. [Etiologic and therapeutic aspects of acquired central diabetes insipidus]. Ann Endocrinol (Paris). 2004;65:213-20 pubmed
    ..The exploration of the hypothalamo-pituitary region using MRI showed different anatomic lesions in patients with CDI. It is very difficult to determine definitive diagnosis before surgery in the cases of cystic lesions...
  21. Shenouda E, Moss T, Coakham H. Cryptic cerebellopontine angle neuroglial cyst presenting with hemifacial spasm. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2005;147:787-9; discussion 789 pubmed
    ..The cyst wall was partially excised revealing the region of the neurovascular conflict. MVD of the facial nerve was performed with immediate postoperative complete resolution of the patient's symptoms...
  22. Czarkowski M, Dabrowska J. [Transient hyponatremia the first symptome of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN 1)--case report]. Pol Arch Med Wewn. 2005;114:768-72 pubmed
    ..was diagnosed in the old age while the majority of MEN 1 patients are younger, 3. asymptomatic course of hypercalcemia indicates that in some of elder patients removal of the parathyroid glands might not be necessary...
  23. Kubo O, Kawamata T, Hori T. [Rathke's cleft cyst]. Nihon Rinsho. 2006;Suppl 1:172-7 pubmed
  24. Charalampaki P, Filippi R, Welschehold S, Perneczky A. Endoscope-assisted removal of colloid cysts of the third ventricle. Neurosurg Rev. 2006;29:72-9 pubmed
    ..From the microsurgical point of view, the combination of keyhole surgery under endoscopic visual control using preexisting anatomical windows offers an effective minimally invasive approach...
  25. Yu X, Huang R, Qian W, Fang J, Wu C, Liu S. Stereotactic radiosurgery to treat presumed Rathke's cleft cysts. Br J Neurosurg. 2012;26:684-91 pubmed publisher
    ..The aim of this study is to evaluate the therapeutic effects of SRS for Rathke's cleft cysts (RCCs)...
  26. Utsuki S, Oka H, Sato K, Shimizu S, Suzuki S, Fujii K. Fluorescence diagnosis of tumor cells in hemangioblastoma cysts with 5-aminolevulinic acid. J Neurosurg. 2010;112:130-2 pubmed publisher
    ..The fluorescent cyst consisted of tumor cells. The authors conclude that fluorescence diagnosis performed using 5-ALA can inform the choice of removing hemangioblastoma cysts...
  27. Arnold P, Teuber J. Marfan syndrome and symptomatic sacral cyst: report of two cases. J Spinal Cord Med. 2013;36:499-503 pubmed publisher
    ..These cysts usually asymptomatic and often found incidentally on magnetic resonance imaging, large cysts may cause neurological deficits and pain secondary to nerve root compression...
  28. Nickele C, Akture E, Gubbels S, Baskaya M. A stepwise illustration of the translabyrinthine approach to a large cystic vestibular schwannoma. Neurosurg Focus. 2012;33:E11 pubmed publisher
    ..The translabyrinthine route to the cerebellopontine angle is an excellent approach for masses that extend toward the midline or anterior to the pons. Although hearing is sacrificed, facial nerve function is generally spared...
  29. Majmudar V, Loffeld A, Happle R, Salim A. Phacomatosis pigmentokeratotica associated with a suprasellar dermoid cyst and leg hypertrophy. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2007;32:690-2 pubmed
    ..He also had ipsilateral right leg hypertrophy and a suprasellar dermoid cyst with associated neurological abnormalities. We propose that this case represents an unusual example of PP...
  30. Kachur E, Ang L, Megyesi J. Intraparenchymal supratentorial neurenteric cyst. Can J Neurol Sci. 2004;31:412-6 pubmed
    ..In this report we present the unique case of a supratentorial neurenteric cyst that is contained entirely within the brain parenchyma...
  31. Inder W, MacFarlane M. Hyperprolactinaemia associated with a complex cystic pituitary mass: medical versus surgical therapy. Intern Med J. 2004;34:573-6 pubmed
    ..We suggest primary surgical management of large cystic pituitary lesions with associated hyperprolactinaemia, particularly when there is hyperintensity on T2-weighted imaging...
  32. Penning V, Benigni L, Steeves E, Cappello R. Imaging diagnosis--degenerative intraspinal cyst associated with an intervertebral disc. Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2007;48:424-7 pubmed
    ..The histologic diagnosis was degenerative intraspinal cyst. The origin of such cysts, and their relationship to synovial and ganglion cysts is discussed...
  33. Grondin R, Hader W, MacRae M, Hamilton M. Endoscopic versus microsurgical resection of third ventricle colloid cysts. Can J Neurol Sci. 2007;34:197-207 pubmed
    ..In this study, we present the largest series of endoscopic resections published to date and compare outcomes to a cohort of microsurgical resections performed at the same institution...
  34. Fraioli M, Contratti F, Fraioli C. Rathke cleft cysts. J Neurosurg. 2005;103:389-90; author reply 390 pubmed
  35. Savas Erdeve S, Ocal G, Berberoglu M, Siklar Z, Hacihamdioglu B, Evliyaoglu O, et al. The endocrine spectrum of intracranial cysts in childhood and review of the literature. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2011;24:867-75 pubmed
    ..ICC should be considered when evaluating patients with endocrinological problems and patients with coincidental ICC should be recommended for follow-up...
  36. Trifanescu R, Stavrinides V, Plaha P, Cudlip S, Byrne J, Ansorge O, et al. Outcome in surgically treated Rathke's cleft cysts: long-term monitoring needed. Eur J Endocrinol. 2011;165:33-7 pubmed publisher
    ..To clarify the outcome of all cases of Rathke's cleft cysts (RCC) treated surgically and followed up in Oxford during a long-term period...
  37. Sarkar S, Pervin S, Mazumder U, Riaz B, Dey S. A primary intracranial ependymal cyst. Mymensingh Med J. 2010;19:427-9 pubmed
    ..Surgical intervention is warranted in cysts, which produce a mass effect and raised intracranial pressure...
  38. Grover V, Hamrahian A, Prayson R, Weil R. Rathke's cleft cyst presenting as bilateral abducens nerve palsy. Pituitary. 2011;14:395-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Surgical excision resulted in near complete resolution of the bilateral 6th nerve palsy. Rathke's cleft cysts are an unusual cause of bilateral sixth nerve palsy and represent a potential cause of cranial neuropathy...
  39. Fedi M, Kalnins R, Shuey N, Fitt G, Newton M, Mitchell L. Cystic meningioangiomatosis in neurofibromatosis type 2: an MRI-pathological study. Br J Radiol. 2009;82:e129-32 pubmed publisher
    ..Post-mortem histopathological examination of the cystic lesions showed enlarged subcortical perivascular spaces with overlying meningioangiomatosis. The unusual features and possible pathogenesis are discussed...
  40. Acharya S, Gopal R, Menon P, Bandgar T, Shah N. Precocious puberty due to rathke cleft cyst in a child. Endocr Pract. 2009;15:134-7 pubmed
    ..To report a case of a child with precocious puberty attributable to Rathke cleft cyst (RCC)...
  41. Shah N, Huckman M, Jhaveri M. Another opinion on the appearance of pseudocysts. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2007;109:216; author reply 217 pubmed
  42. Wen L, Hu L, Feng X, Desai G, Gaurav D, Zou L, et al. Rathke's cleft cyst: clinicopathological and MRI findings in 22 patients. Clin Radiol. 2010;65:47-55 pubmed publisher
    ..To evaluate clinical findings and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) characteristics of Rathke's cleft cyst (RCC) in 22 patients...
  43. Itoh N, Maeda M, Naito Y, Narita Y, Kuzuhara S. An adult case of megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts with S93L mutation in MLC1 gene: a case report and diffusion MRI. Eur Neurol. 2006;56:243-5 pubmed
  44. Paraskevopoulos D, Biyani N, Constantini S, Beni Adani L. Combined intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging and navigated neuroendoscopy in children with multicompartmental hydrocephalus and complex cysts: a feasibility study. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2011;8:279-88 pubmed publisher
    ..The goal of the present study was to assess the feasibility and efficacy of combining intraoperative MR (iMR) imaging and navigated neuroendoscopy in infants...
  45. Gaini S, Fiori L, Cesana C, Vergani F. The headache in the Emergency Department. Neurol Sci. 2004;25 Suppl 3:S196-201 pubmed
    ..These diseases are not only of neurological and neurosurgical interest, but involve also the physician in the Emergency Department...
  46. Low C, Garzon E, Carrete H, Vilanova L, Yacubian E, Sakamoto A. Early destructive lesions in the developing brain: clinical and electrographic correlates. Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2007;65:416-22 pubmed
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate clinical and electrographic correlates associated to these types of destructive brain lesions...
  47. Bakhshi S, Kalpatthi R, Sharma R, Sarkar M, Menon P. Rathke's cleft cyst: missed etiology of panhypopituitarism in presence of coexistent ocular and neurocysticercosis. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2004;17:1133-6 pubmed
    ..However, since there was no improvement with cysticidal therapy and no radiological resolution of the sellar lesion, surgery was performed, which revealed a Rathke's cleft cyst...
  48. Xi an Z, Songtao Q, Yuping P. Endoscopic treatment of intraventricular cerebrospinal fluid cysts: 10 consecutive cases. Minim Invasive Neurosurg. 2009;52:158-62 pubmed publisher
    ..The use of the endoscope for lesions of the central nervous system has been progressively widened in the past decades. Among these lesions, the intraventricular cyst is one of the most attractive targets for this less invasive procedure...
  49. Baba T, Koyanagi I, Yoshifuji K, Murakami T, Houkin K. Pulsatile wall movement of spinal arachnoid cyst deteriorates spinal cord symptoms: report of three cases. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2010;152:1245-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Symptomatic spinal arachnoid cyst is a rare disease and the pathophysiology causing spinal cord symptoms has not been well clarified...
  50. Noh S, Kim D, Kim J, Kim S. Langerhans cell histiocytosis in endoscopic biopsy: marked pinching artifacts by endoscopy. Brain Tumor Pathol. 2011;28:285-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Langerhans cell histiocytosis involving the HPA as solitary lesions is rare. We report the eighth case that provides neurologists, radiologists, and pathologists with various implications...
  51. Lunsford L, Niranjan A, Kassam A, Khan A, Amin D, Kondziolka D. Intraoperative imaging: evolutions, options, and practical applications. Clin Neurosurg. 2008;55:76-86 pubmed
  52. Bernier F, Crawford S, Dewey D. Developmental outcome of children who had choroid plexus cysts detected prenatally. Prenat Diagn. 2005;25:322-6 pubmed
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate cognitive, motor, language and adaptive behavior development in children who had isolated choroid plexus cysts (CPC) detected prenatally...
  53. Mathews M, Pare L, Hasso A. Intraventricular cryptococcal cysts masquerading as racemose neurocysticercosis. Surg Neurol. 2007;67:647-9 pubmed
    ..We report a case in which intraventricular cryptococcal cysts clinically and radiologically simulated the racemose form of neurocysticercosis...