|Year : 2001 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 237--42
Cysts of the central nervous system : a clinicopathologic study of 145 cases.
C Sundaram, TR Paul, BV Raju, T Ramakrishna Murthy, AK Sinha, VS Prasad, AK Purohit
Department of Pathology, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Punjagutta, Hyderabad-500 082, India., India
Non-neoplastic, non-inflammatory cysts of the central nervous system may cause symptoms because of pressure, rupture or secondary inflammation. A total of 145 cases of cysts were reviewed during a study period of 12 years. The clinical details and histological features were noted in all cases. During this period 53 epidermoid cysts, 16 dermoid cysts, 38 colloid cysts, 23 arachnoid cysts, 5 neurenteric cysts, 5 ependymal and glial cysts, 2 Rathke's cleft cysts and 3 unclassified cysts were encountered. The possible histogenesis is also discussed.
Department of Pathology, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Punjagutta, Hyderabad-500 082, India.
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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