Outcome of Endoscopic Treatment of Intracranial Arachnoid Cysts

  • AMIR AZIZ Department of Neurosurgery Unit III, Postgraduate Medical Institute, Lahore General Hospital, Lahore
  • ZUBAIR AHMED KHAN Department of Neurosurgery Unit III, Postgraduate Medical Institute, Lahore General Hospital, Lahore
  • SHAHRUH RIZVI Department of Neurosurgery Unit III, Postgraduate Medical Institute, Lahore General Hospital, Lahore
  • TOQEER AHMED Department of Neurosurgery Unit III, Postgraduate Medical Institute, Lahore General Hospital, Lahore
  • SARFARAZ KHATTAK Khyber Medical University, Kohat Institute of Medical Sciences, Kohat
  • MUHAMMAD ANWAR Khyber Medical University, Kohat Institute of Medical Sciences, Kohat
Keywords: Arachnoid cyst, Endoscopic technique

Abstract

Objective: To analyze the outcome of endoscopic treatment of intracranial Arachnoid Cysts.
Materials and Methods: The study was conducted from July 2015 to September 2016 at the department of Neurosurgery Unit III, PGMI, Lahore General Hospital, Lahore. A total number of 13 patients were included in the study of both gender and age range of 05-45 years. Detailed history, neurological examination, preoperative CT and MRI scans were performed in all patients. Karl Storz (Lotta system) endoscope was used in all patients. Postoperative CT scan and follow up MRI scans were done in all patients.
Results: Out of 13 patients, there were 08 (60%) male and 05 (40%) female patients. Their age ranged from 05 - 45 years. The majority of patients in our study were in their second and third decade of life. In this study, the symptomatic relief and reduction in cyst size was gained in most of the patients with minimal recurrence and fewer number of side effects.
Conclusion: Endoscopic treatment 0f intracranial Arachnoid Cysts proved to be an effective and a very safe technique, provides the best results, avoids shunt dependency with minimal recurrence and fewer side effects.

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2019-06-04
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