Spontaneous disappearance of juxta-sylvian cyst: MRI study and clinical evaluations

C. Falcone, E. Tinelli, A. Pierallini, F. Caramia, G. Bruti, A. Paonessa, M. Shaiban, N. M R Pignataro, R. Cerbo, F. Bianco, L. Bozzao

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Several cystic lesions may involve the temporal lobe including arachnoid, choroidal fissure and juxta-sylvian cysts. We reported a case of appearance, increase and spontaneous disappearance of a juxta-sylvian cyst in a young girl with headache studied by MRI between 1990 and 2003. In agreement with previous reports, the sudden disappearance, without a history of trauma, could be the result of an osmotic effect that shifted CSF inside the cyst, leading to an increase in osmotic pressure and rupture of the cyst wall.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-58
Number of pages5
JournalRivista di Neuroradiologia
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2005


  • Headache
  • Juxta-sylvian cyst
  • MRI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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