Childs Nerv Syst 2022 Jun 20. Epub 2022 Jun 20.
Department of Neurosurgery, The First College of Clinical Medical Science, China Three Gorges University & Institute of Neurology, Yichang Central People's Hospital, China Three Gorges University, Yichang, 443003, China.
Objective: To review the literature and analyze the efficacy and safety of two surgery procedures, intracranial drainage and extracranial shunt, for intracranial arachnoid cysts.
Methods: We searched the online Medlars, PubMed, and Cochrane Central electronic databases and collected studies of patients with intracranial arachnoid cysts treated with two surgical methods.
Results: The meta-analysis results shows that there were not statistically significant in clinical symptoms improvement, cyst reduction, the improvement of epilepsy, epidural hematoma, cerebrospinal fluid leak, and recurrence rate (P > 0. Read More