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Giant Intracranial Arachnoid Cyst Mimicking Benign Paroxysmal Vertigo of Childhood: Case Report with Review of Literature

Amit Kumar Tyagi, Gaurav Ashish, Anjali Lepcha, Achamma Balraj

Citation Information : Tyagi AK, Ashish G, Lepcha A, Balraj A. Giant Intracranial Arachnoid Cyst Mimicking Benign Paroxysmal Vertigo of Childhood: Case Report with Review of Literature. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2014; 6 (4):6-9.

DOI: 10.5005/aijoc-6-4-6

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 01-09-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).


Arachnoid cysts constitute 1% of all intracranial space-occupying lesions. These typically produce vague and nonspecific symptoms. However, a subset of these lesions can produce constellation of signs and symptoms indistinguishable from those causing peripheral vertigo. We discuss the presentation of a giant arachnoid cyst which presented with dizziness and mimicked benign paroxysmal vertigo of childhood (BPVC).

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