Infratentorial arachnoid cysts.

  title={Infratentorial arachnoid cysts.},
  author={Ercole Galassi and Francesco Tognetti and Franco Frank and Laura R. Fagioli and Maria Teresa Nasi and Giulio Gaist},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  volume={63 2},
The infratentorial compartment represents the second most common location of arachnoid malformations. Ten arachnoid cysts of the posterior fossa, operated on between 1970 and 1983, are reviewed. These lesions, although congenital and developmental in nature, may present at any age, and males are more frequently affected. A high rate of birth-related trauma (50% in this series) is conceivably due to fetal macrocranium, and the enlarged head and psychomotor retardation prevail in infancy and… CONTINUE READING


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