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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society > Volume 41(4); 2007 > Article
Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 2007;41(4): 252-254.
doi: https://doi.org/10.3340/jkns.2007.41.4.252
Progressively Enlarged Intracerebral Ependymal Cyst Presenting with Movement Disorder.
Seong Jun Lee, Chang Ki Hong, Jung Yong Ahn, Kyu Sung Lee
Department of Neurosurgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. jyahn@yumc.yonsei.ac.kr
ABSTRACT
Ependymal cysts are neuroepithelial cysts, typically found in the central white matter of the temporoparietal and frontal lobes. Clinical symptoms usually result from neurological deficits referable to these regions, from seizures, and chronic headaches associated with increased intracranial pressure. We describe here a case of ependymal cyst on the right fronto-parietal lobe, presenting with tremor and weakness. The cyst was resected surgically and presurgical neurological abnormalities were improved. An exploratory surgery with establishment of an adequate route of drainage and histological examination of the cyst wall are mandatory in the management of patients with a progressive and symptomatic intraparenchymal cyst.
Key Words: Brain cysts; Ependymal cyst; Surgical treatment
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