Symptomatic surgically treated non-neoplastic cysts of the central nervous system: A clinicopathological study from Pakistan

Nasir Ud Din, Huma Arshad, Zubair Ahmad, Sheema Hasan, Mohammad Ehsan Bari

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Abstract

Objective: To report clinicopathologic features of symptomatic surgically removed non-neoplastic cysts of the central nervous system (CNS). Study Design: Case series. Place and Duration of Study: The Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, from 2003 to 2012. Methodology: All non-neoplastic CNS cysts reported during the study period were retrieved and reviewed. Age, gender, location, histologic type and clinical features were noted. Results: A total of 124 cysts were diagnosed in the study period. These included 44 epidermoid cysts (mean age 30.5 ± 13.8 years), 35 colloid cysts (mean age 31 ± 13.2 years), 32 arachnoid cysts (mean age 24.8 ± 20.2 years), 6 dermoid cysts, 3 enterogenous cysts and Rathke's cleft cysts each and 1 ependymal cyst. All cyst types mainly presented in young adults in both genders with signs and symptoms of a mass lesion. Conclusion: Non-neoplastic cyst mainly presented like a CNS mass lesion in young adults. Epidermoids were the most common type of these cysts in the present series followed by the colloid and the arachnoid cysts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)588-591
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP
Volume25
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Arachnoid cyst
  • Central nervous system
  • Colloid cyst
  • Dermoid cyst
  • Enterogenous cyst
  • Ependymal cyst
  • Epidermoid cyst
  • Non-neoplastc cysts
  • Rathke's cleft cyst

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