Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
NEUROIMAGE
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 129--131

Benign enlargement of sub-arachnoid spaces in infancy


Linu Cherian Kuruvilla 
 Department of Radiology, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India

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Linu Cherian Kuruvilla
Department of Radiology, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Ganapathichettikulam, Kalapet, Puducherry - 605 014
India

Benign enlargement of sub-arachnoid spaces (BESS) is one of the causes of macrocephaly in infants. It is a self-limiting condition and does not require any active medical or surgical treatment. We report a case of an infant aged 4 months who was referred for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain as the head circumference of the infant had increased rapidly from the 50 th percentile in the 3 rd month to more than the 95 th percentile in the 4 th month of age. MRI revealed enlarged anterior sub-arachnoid spaces and mild prominence of all the ventricles. A possibility of BESS was suspected since the child was neurodevelopmentally normal. A follow-up MRI done at the age of 18 months showed a reduction in the size of the sub-arachnoid spaces with normal sized ventricles.


How to cite this article:
Kuruvilla LC. Benign enlargement of sub-arachnoid spaces in infancy.J Pediatr Neurosci 2014;9:129-131


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Kuruvilla LC. Benign enlargement of sub-arachnoid spaces in infancy. J Pediatr Neurosci [serial online] 2014 [cited 2022 Aug 9 ];9:129-131
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