Frontal arachnoid cyst associated with depression: Case report and literature review

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A 49‐year‐old woman presented with a long history of depressive symptoms and frequent exacerbations despite adequate trials of pharmacotherapy. On evaluation, she was found to have recurrent major depression as well as severe verbal memory deficits. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a large left frontal cyst with bony erosion and some mass effect on the cortex. Intracranial (arachnoid) cysts are rare and their psychiatric significance has often been minimized. However recent reports have associated temporal lobe cysts to psychotic symptoms. This case is discussed in view of these studies as well as findings linking left frontal lobe pathology to depression. Depression 1:275–277 (1993). © 1993 Wiley‐Liss, Inc. Copyright © 1993 Wiley‐Liss, Inc., A Wiley Company

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Jane, J; Doraiswamy, M; Forman, L; McDonald, W

Published Date

  • January 1, 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 275 - 277

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1522-7162

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1062-6417

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/depr.3050010507

Citation Source

  • Scopus