Understand and identify the different both benign and malignant intracranial cystic lesions and a review of these lesions by age of onset,
location and radiographic appearance to make a correct differential diagnosis.
Cystic lesions are usually a common finding in clinical practice can find in any diagnostic technique (ultrasound,
CT and MRI)
Findings and procedure details
These lesions can be classified as: 1.
Normal variants Cavum septi pellucidi: The septum pellucidum consists of two thin sheets of white matter surrounded by gray matter.
The persistence of this septum after birth is called cavum septi pellucidi.
(Fig 1) Cavum veli interpositi: An anatomic variant that may appear as a cyst in the pineal region observed in neonatal ultrasound studies,
the internal cerebral veins flows inferiorly.
(Fig 2) Cavum vergae: Consists of the permanence of the liquid...
There is a wide spectrum of organizations,
knowledge of the radiologic features and its location allows us to narrow the list of differential diagnosis.
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