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Cerebral arachnoid cysts in children
  1. M. J. G. Harrison1
  1. Department of Neurosurgery, The Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, London


    The case histories of 14 children are described in which hydrocephalus was found on investigation to be associated with a cyst of the posterior fossa or subarachnoid cisterns. The neuroradiological and histological findings are described. The cysts are considered to be developmental in origin. Their recognition and management are discussed.

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    • 1 Present address: The National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, Queen Square, London W.C.1.