Arachnoid cyst of the cavernous sinus resulting in third nerve palsy

Dai Barr, Mark J. Kupersmith, Richard Pinto, Roger Turbin

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A 67-year-old man exhibited long-standing left third nerve palsy. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a cystic lesion in the left cavernous sinus with signal characteristics typical of arachnoid cyst. Intradural cavernous sinus arachnoid cyst has not reported previously. Pathogenetic mechanisms are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-251
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Neuro-Ophthalmology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Arachnoid cyst
  • Cavernous sinus
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Third nerve palsy


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