This 35-year-old woman presented with dysphagia and dysphonia. MRI showed a CSF filled, thin-walled cyst compressing medulla.
A simple, thin-walled, clear fluid filled cyst is resected. Name the cyst.
A. Neurenteric cyst
B. Arachnoid cyst
C. Endodermal cyst
D. Enterogenous cyst
The correct answer is A, C, and D.
Neurenteric aka Endodermal aka Enterogenous Cyst
Developmentally derived from the transitory neurenteric canal (3 weeks gestational age)
- Male predominance
- Associated with other malformations
- Intradural, extramedullary
- Intracranial rare
- Complete resection only
Reference(s) /Additional Reading:
Sharma RR, et al. J Clin Neurosci. 2001 Mar;8(2):133-9
Nalm-ur-Rahman, et al. J Neuroradiol. 1994 Dec;21(4):262-6
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