Turkish Neurosurgery 2006 , Vol 16 , Num 2
Arachnoid Cyst Complicated with Subdural Hematoma: Case Report and Review of the Literature
Mehmet Fikret ERGÜNGÖR, Ali DALGIÇ, Osman Arıkan NACAR, Önder OKAY, Ali Rıza GEZİCİ
2nd Neurosurgery Clinic, Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey Arachnoid cysts are constitutional anomalies with an asymptomatic course. There is no consensus on their etiology. They may lead to increased intracranial pressure accompanied by acute or subacute hemorrhage fenestrating into subdural space in young adults. A case of arachnoid cyst that experienced loss of consciousness one week after a head trauma and was complicated by subdural hematoma is presented. Chronic subdural hematomas are rare in young adults. An arachnoid cyst should be considered in these cases and the operation planned accordingly. Keywords : Arachnoid Cyst, Subdural Hematoma, Surgery
Corresponding author : Ali Dalgıç, alidalgic@yahoo.com