Arachnoid Cysts - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128143780, 9780128143797

Arachnoid Cysts

1st Edition

Clinical and Surgical Management

Editors: Knut Wester
eBook ISBN: 9780128143797
Paperback ISBN: 9780128143780
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 20th October 2017
Page Count: 324
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Arachnoid Cysts: Clinical and Surgical Management gives a broad and updated presentation of the condition, including symptomatology, diagnostics, management and treatment. The book covers the effects of surgical treatment on clinical symptoms and the effects 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, neuroradiology and pediatrics.

Key Features

Covers the symptomology and treatment of arachnoid cysts
Describes impaired cognition associated with arachnoid cysts
Identifies the advantages, disadvantages and results of different surgical approaches
Provides valuable information to researchers, residents and clinical practitioners in clinical neuroscience, neurology, neurosurgery, neuroradiology and pediatrics
“The Editor has done an excellent effort in organizing a somewhat confusing field into an organic description and in stimulating a debate in order to oppose a widely diffuse attitude in favor of a more active management of arachnoid cysts. He and his contributing authors should be praised for having eliminated from the discussion old believes and introduced new information for the debate…The book is addressed to researchers, clinical practitioners in neurosciences, neurosurgeons and residents, neuroradiologists, pediatricians… and, we could add, psychologists, psychiatrists, epileptologists, and so on. Indeed, only the combined investigation of many specialists could result in a better understanding of these quite complex lesions. Surely, this unique and waited a long time book has all the qualities to stimulate such a wide interest.”
-Child’s Nervous System, April 2018, Volume 34, Issue 4, pp 791–792



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

Table of Contents

Clinical diagnostic aspects
1. Intracranial arachnoid cysts and headache
2. Clinical presentation, symptoms and complaints: Dizziness/vertigo
3. Intracranial arachnoid cysts and epilepsy
4. Clinical presentation, symptoms and complaints: Arachnoid cysts and visual function
5. Clinical presentation, symptoms and complaints: What matters: size, location, or intracystic pressure?
6. Intracranial arachnoid cysts and mental functions

Surgical aspects
7. Controversies in the management of intracranial arachnoid cysts
8. Indications. Which cysts should be operated: Pros and Cons: Clinical, radiological, and neuropsychological evidence in favour of surgical decompression
9. Surgical techniques, results, and complications: Microsurgical techniques - traditional craniotomy.
10. Microsurgical Techniques – The Keyhole Approach
11. Endoscopic techniques in arachnoid cyst surgery
12. Shunt techniques - Cystoperitoneal shunt
13. Surgical techniques, results, and complications: Shunt techniques - Cystosubdural shunt. Cystoventricular shunt/stent
14. Overdrainage syndromes in shunted arachnoid cysts
15. Arachnoid cyst, anesthesia and postoperative management
16. Pre- and postoperative quality of life in arachnoid cyst patients
17. Pediatric Spinal Arachnoid Cysts, part 1
18. Pediatric Intracranial Arachnoid Systs, part 2
19. Spinal arachnoid cysts
20. Arachnoid cysts and risk of sport-related brain injury


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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

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

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