Epilepsy resulting from a brain intraparenchymal neuroglial cyst: a case report
Introduction: Brain neuroglial cyst also called glioependymal cyst is a rare benign intraparenchymal lesion without an epithelial lining.
Objective: To report on a case of neuroglial cyst and discuss the diagnosis and management.
Method: A patient is studied with respect to history, physical findings, ancilliary tests and management outcome.
Results: A 22 year old female with a 14 year history of worsening drug-resistant epilepsy was found on a head CT scan and brain MRI to have a homogenous cystic frontal paraventricular mass. Following complete surgical excision, (with histopathology confirming a neuroglial cyst) she has been seizure free for five years while off anti-epileptic drugs.
Conclusion: The surgical excision of the neuroglial cyst resulted in the cessation of the patient’s seizures
Keywords: brain, neuroglial cyst, intraparenchymal cyst, epilepsy