Publication
Title
CT cisternography for presurgical evaluation of arachnoid cyst : case report
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Abstract
CT cisternography for presurgical evaluation of arachnoid cyst: case report. A 62-year-old man complaining of vertigo and progressive hearing loss was diagnosed with an arachnoid cyst at the right cerebellopontine angle based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In this case-report, we used computed tomography (CT) cisternography to determine whether the arachnoid cyst communicated with the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) space. Differentiating between a non-communicating and communicating arachnoid cyst is required for presurgical evaluation. CT cisternography is a less used but reliable radiological technique for determining the presence of communication, and could therefore be included in the diagnostic work-up of arachnoid cysts. The patient underwent surgery with fenestration of the arachnoid cyst; his vertigo improved and his hearing was preserved.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Acta oto-rhino-laryngologica Belgica. - Brussel
Publication
Brussel : 2012
ISSN
0001-6497
Volume/pages
8:4(2012), p. 289-294
ISI
000314259700012
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 02.09.2017
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