Reviewer: Eman Abdelzaher, M.D., Ph.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 17 April 2013, last major update February 2012
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- Heterogeneous group of lesions with uncertain etiology
- Brain and spinal cord, usually older adults
- Rarely rupture and cause meningitis; may be associated with seizures or mass effect
- Drainage, possibly with placement of drainage device to prevent recurrence
- Epithelioid surface with underlying fibrosis or fibrillary glia, but no obvious ventricular or subarachnoid connection
End of CNS tumor > CNS cysts > Neuroepithelial cyst
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