Simple intraparenchymal cyst of the cerebellum

Jawad Laaguili, Brahim El Mostarchid

PAMJ. 2014; 18:337. Published 27 Aug 2014 | doi:10.11604/pamj.2014.18.337.3619

We present a magnetic resonance imaging of a 38 old woman, admitted with clinical symptoms of expansive cerebellar lesion. No mural nodule and no enhancement after gadolinium injection were noted. She was operated upon and an anatomico-pathological diagnosis of a simple cyst was made. Cysts of the posterior fossa are common in the literature, but the simple cyst is rare. Considered in the differential diagnosis of these cysts: (hemangioblastoma, astrocytoma cystic, hydatid cyst ...). The postoperative course was uneventful after surgery.
Corresponding author
Jawad Laaguili, Department of Neurosurgery, Mohamed V Military Teaching Hospital, Rabat, Morocco (

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