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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/2046

Title: Midline intracranial cysts in identical twin brothers
Authors: Tubbs, R. Shane
Oakes, W. Jerry
Wellons, John C.
Keywords: Neurology
pn04021 siblings, midline cysts, brain, cerebrospinal fluid, hydrocephalus
Issue Date: Apr-2004
Publisher: The Society of Pediatric Science, Yüzüncü Yil University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatric Neurology, Van, Turkey
Citation: Journal of Pediatric Neurology 2(2)
Abstract: Midline cysts of the anterior brain are common in infants e.g. cavum septum pellucidum et vergae. We report twin brothers with midline intracranial cysts, mildly increased ventricular size, and macrocephaly. One brother had a cavum septum pellucidum and vergae and the other a cavum septum pellucidum. With the obliteration of each brother’s midline cyst the head circumference was noted to return to a normal head circumference curve and the ventricles decreased in size. We hypothesize that in infancy some cases of infantile macrocephaly are induced by a midline cyst and that as the cyst obliterates that physiologic cerebrospinal fluid pathways are established so that the head circumference returns within normal parameters. This knowledge should be kept in mind by the clinician who may wish to surgically intervene with a midline cyst prior to it demonstrating its natural history. Moreover, these data should especially be entertained in the premature infant. (J Pediatr Neurol 2004; 2(2): 107-110).
URI: http://bioline.utsc.utoronto.ca/archive/00001244/01/pn04021.pdf
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