Psychosis-like syndrome associated with intermittent intracranial hypertension caused by a large arachnoid cyst of the left temporal lobe

@article{Vakis2006PsychosislikeSA,
  title={Psychosis-like syndrome associated with intermittent intracranial hypertension caused by a large arachnoid cyst of the left temporal lobe},
  author={A. Vakis and D. Koutentakis and D. Karabetsos and G. Kalostos},
  journal={British Journal of Neurosurgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={20},
  pages={156 - 159}
}
  • A. Vakis, D. Koutentakis, +1 author G. Kalostos
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • British Journal of Neurosurgery
  • Lesions on certain brain areas can cause psychiatric signs. Symptomatic arachnoid cysts can produce a variety of symptoms like headache, seizures, increased ICP, and rarely psychiatric disorders. We report a case of a young woman with a left temporal lobe arachnoid cyst, presented with headache and an atypical psychosis. A 72-h epidural ICP recording revealed incidental elevation of ICP. After a permanent shunt was placed, patient's symptoms improved substantially, and antipsychotic medication… CONTINUE READING
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