Cerebellar arachnoid cyst in a firesetter: the weight of organic lesions in arson.


A 52-year-old female patient was accused of arson; the patient had had an arachnoid cyst of the cerebellar vermis. Even after surgery, she showed marked instability of mood and pseudologia fantastica, but did not suffer from cognitive impairment. Possible associations of the presence of this cerebellar arachnoid cyst and behavioral disturbances are… (More)