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Neuroglial Cyst
Luke L. Linscott, MD; Anne G. Osborn, MD, FACR
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Diagnostic Checklist

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Abbreviations

            • Neuroglial cyst (NGC)
          • Synonyms

            • Glioependymal cyst
          • Definitions

            • Benign, glial-lined, fluid-containing cavity buried within cerebral white matter

          IMAGING

          • General Features

            • CT Findings

              • MR Findings

                • Imaging Recommendations

                  DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                    PATHOLOGY

                    • General Features

                      • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                        • Microscopic Features

                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                          • Presentation

                            • Demographics

                              • Natural History & Prognosis

                                • Treatment

                                  DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                  • Consider

                                    • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                      Selected References

                                      1. Robles LA et al: Intracranial glioependymal (neuroglial) cysts: a systematic review. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 160(7):1439-49, 2018
                                      2. Chellathurai A et al: Diffusion tensor imaging metrics in cystic intracranial mass lesions. Indian J Radiol Imaging. 27(4):457-62, 2017
                                      3. El-Ghandour NM: Endoscopic treatment of intraparenchymal arachnoid cysts in children. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 14(5):501-7, 2014
                                      4. Taillibert S et al: Intracranial cystic lesions: a review. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 14(9):481, 2014
                                      5. Fiorindi A et al: Neuroendoscopic options in the treatment of mesencephalic expanding cysts: report of four cases and review of the literature. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 115(11):2370-6, 2013
                                      6. Eyselbergs M et al: Epileptic seizure due to neuroglial cyst. JBR-BTR. 95(3):142-3, 2012
                                      7. Osborn AG et al: Intracranial cysts: radiologic-pathologic correlation and imaging approach. Radiology. 239(3):650-64, 2006
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                                      References
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                                      KEY FACTS

                                      • Terminology

                                        • Imaging

                                          • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                            • Diagnostic Checklist

                                              TERMINOLOGY

                                              • Abbreviations

                                                • Neuroglial cyst (NGC)
                                              • Synonyms

                                                • Glioependymal cyst
                                              • Definitions

                                                • Benign, glial-lined, fluid-containing cavity buried within cerebral white matter

                                              IMAGING

                                              • General Features

                                                • CT Findings

                                                  • MR Findings

                                                    • Imaging Recommendations

                                                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                        PATHOLOGY

                                                        • General Features

                                                          • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                            • Microscopic Features

                                                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                              • Presentation

                                                                • Demographics

                                                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                    • Treatment

                                                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                      • Consider

                                                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                          Selected References

                                                                          1. Robles LA et al: Intracranial glioependymal (neuroglial) cysts: a systematic review. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 160(7):1439-49, 2018
                                                                          2. Chellathurai A et al: Diffusion tensor imaging metrics in cystic intracranial mass lesions. Indian J Radiol Imaging. 27(4):457-62, 2017
                                                                          3. El-Ghandour NM: Endoscopic treatment of intraparenchymal arachnoid cysts in children. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 14(5):501-7, 2014
                                                                          4. Taillibert S et al: Intracranial cystic lesions: a review. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 14(9):481, 2014
                                                                          5. Fiorindi A et al: Neuroendoscopic options in the treatment of mesencephalic expanding cysts: report of four cases and review of the literature. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 115(11):2370-6, 2013
                                                                          6. Eyselbergs M et al: Epileptic seizure due to neuroglial cyst. JBR-BTR. 95(3):142-3, 2012
                                                                          7. Osborn AG et al: Intracranial cysts: radiologic-pathologic correlation and imaging approach. Radiology. 239(3):650-64, 2006