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.: Home > International Journal of Medical Sciences > 2011 > Volume 8 Number 5 > Jing-Yi Zhou1, Jia-Li Pu2, Sheng Chen1, Yuan Hong 1, Chen-Han Ling1, and Jian-Min Zhang 1

Mirror-Image Arachnoid Cysts in a Pair of Monozygotic Twins: A Case Re-port and Review of the Literature

Jing-Yi Zhou1, Jia-Li Pu2, Sheng Chen1, Yuan Hong 1, Chen-Han Ling1, and Jian-Min Zhang 1
1. Department of Neurosurgery, Second Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China 2. Department of Neurology, Second Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
Abstract :

Mirror-imaging of arachnoid cysts (ACs) in monozygotic twins (MZ) is extremely rare. We describe a pair of MZ who developed mirror-imaging of ACs in the temporal fossas, and we also review the literature. Brain computer tomography (CT) and Magnetic Res-onance Imaging (MRI) of the MZ revealed mirror-imaging of vast lesions of cerebrospi-nal fluid intensity in their temporal fossas. This is the second ever report of such a case according to the available literature. Unlike the prior case, our patients were 14 months, which is a much younger age than the patients of the previous report. Consequently, our case is better in supporting a genetic origin in the pathogenesis of AC. The findings in our case indicate that early neuroimaging is mandatory in the counterpart of the sympto-matic patient with AC, irrespective of the absence of symptoms.

Keywords :
Mirror image, Arachnoid cyst, Monozygotic twins

Date Deposited : 04 Jul 2011 11:37

Last Modified : 04 Jul 2011 11:37

Official URL: http://www.medsci.org/

Volume 8, Number 5, - 2011 , ISSN 1449-1907

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