Intracranial Neurenteric Cyst in a Patient with Acute Unilateral Thalamic Infarction
KeywordsAcute cerebral infarction, central nervous system, endodermal cyst, intracranial cyst, neurenteric cyst
Intracranial neurenteric cysts are rare congenital lesions that can be mistaken for other lesions. They may contain mucous or serous glands, smooth muscle, lymphoid tissue and components of connective tissue. We report a case of neurenteric cyst which was detected accidentally by diagnostic imaging in the context of a thalamus infarct in a 45-year-old woman. We also discuss the results of a brief literature review and the pathological findings, imaging spectrum, evaluation and management of neurenteric cysts and thalamic infarctions.
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