The Retro-Cerebellar Arachnoidal Cyst: Prognosis and Literature ReviewBagnan JAT1, Aboubakar F1, Olatoundji Z1, Latoundji C1, Obossou AAA2*, Salifou K2, Hounkponou ANF2, Sidi IR2, Vodouhe MM2 and Perrin RX1
- Corresponding Author:
- Awadé Afoukou Achille Obossou
Department for Mother and Child Care
Faculty of Medicine, University of Parakou, Bénin
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: May 26, 2017; Accepted date: May 29, 2017; Published date: May 31, 2017
Citation: Bagnan JAT, Aboubakar F, Olatoundji Z, Latoundji C, Obossou AAA, et al. (2017) The Retro-Cerebellar Arachnoidal Cyst: Prognosis and Literature Review. J Preg Child Health 4:330. doi:10.4172/2376-127X.1000330
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Arachnoid cysts are collections of cerebrospinal fluid developed within the arachnoid. The arachnoid cyst of the posterior fossa is sometimes responsible for neurological, motor, severe and irreversible disorders. We report a case of an arachnoid retro cerebellar cyst’s antenatal diagnosis on a fetus during an ultrasound performed at 33 WG and confirmed by a MRI at day of life. Treatment consisted of ventriculoperitoneal Shunt at six months of life with immediate decrease of the cyst volume. The eleven-month control found a complete resorption of the arachnoid cyst but a minor psychomotor retardation. It results that the prognosis is mainly related to the presence of associated lesions whose research requires the availability of magnetic resonance imaging.