Arachnoid Cysts - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128099322

Arachnoid Cysts

1st Edition

Epidemiology, Treatment and Clinical Outcomes

Editors: Knut Wester
Paperback ISBN: 9780128099322
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 15th October 2017
Page Count: 150
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Description

Intracranial arachnoid cysts are congenital malformations with a predilection for the middle cranial fossa and an estimated prevalence in the general population as high as 1.7%. It has been a common assumption among neurologists and neurosurgeons that such cysts do not require surgical treatment, as many of them believe most of these cysts are incidental findings and that the symptoms associated with such lesions are not caused by the cyst and consequently, that surgical decompression will not benefit the patient. However, there is now a growing understanding reflected in the international literature among neurologists and neurosurgeons that arachnoid cysts do harm and that the patients’ complaints can be relieved by surgical treatment.

Arachnoid Cysts gives a broad and updated presentation of the condition, including epidemiology, etiology, biology (including genetics and molecular biology), symptomatology, diagnostics, management and treatment. The book also covers the effects of surgical treatment on clinical symptoms and the effects the cysts have on cognition, as well as cognitive improvement after surgical cyst decompression. This book is written for researchers, residents, and clinical practitioners in clinical neuroscience, neurology, neurosurgery, and neuroradiology.

Key Features

  • Comprehensively covers epidemiology, etiology, biology (including genetics and molecular biology), and more
  • Written for researchers, residents and clinical practitioners in clinical neuroscience, neurology, neurosurgery and neuroradiology
  • Covers the effects of surgical treatment on clinical symptoms and the effects the cysts have on cognition

Readership

Researchers, clinical practitioners, and residents in clinical neuroscience, neurology, neurosurgery, and neuroradiology

Table of Contents

1. Historical perspective

2. Epidemiology

3. Causes/aetiology

4. Molecular biology and genetics

5. Classification and locations

6. Clinical presentation and symptoms

7. Psychological/cognitive function

8. Diagnosis

9. Conservative Management

10. Management and surgical treatment. Surgical procedures, results of, and complications to, surgery

11. Quality of life

12. Prognosis

13. Novel therapies

14. Special aspects of arachnoid cysts in the paediatric population

15. Spinal arachnoid cysts

16. Syndromes associated with arachnoid cysts

17. Future Developments

Details

No. of pages:
150
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2018
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Paperback ISBN:
9780128099322

About the Editor

Knut Wester

Dr. Wester is a Professor Emeritus in the Departments of Clinical Medicine and Surgical Sciences at the University of Bergen, and the Department of Neurosurgery at Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen, Norway.

Affiliations and Expertise

M.D., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Department of Clinical Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Bergen and Department of Neurosurgery, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway