An Unusual Approach to a Patient with an Arachnoid Cyst and Depression

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余奇樺(Chi-Hua Yu);彭英傑(Ying-Jie Peng);廖士程(Shih-Cheng Liao);李明濱(Ming-Been Lee);陳錫中(Hsi-Chung Chen)

Key Words

蜘蛛膜囊腫 ; 憂鬱性疾患 ; 顳葉 ; arachnoid cyst ; depressive disorder ; temporal lobe



Volume or Term/Year and Month of Publication

24卷2期(2010 / 06 / 01)

Page #

154 - 159

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Chinese Abstract


English Abstract

Objective: Arachnoid cysts are the most common intracranial cysts and their role in causing psychiatric symptoms is often underrecognized. This report is a case of a patient with intracranial arachnoid cyst and clinical finding of depression. Case report: A 53-year-old woman patient presented with unspecified depressive symptoms and the brain MRI finding showed an arachnoid cyst about 3cm in size over the right temporal pole. She showed dramatic clinical response to duloxetine but the discrepancy between her verbal IQ and performance IQ were still persisted. Conclusion: This case report is the first to show an association between arachnoid cysts and clinical depression, and to highlight the use of an unusual approach in dealing with a patient with brain lesions and psychiatric symptoms.

Topic Category 醫藥衛生 > 社會醫學
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