Jesus Emanuel Amador LoaizaPsychiatrist of the health region of Chitre, Panama
Title: Arachnoid Cyst (Galassi Type II) and neuropsychiatry symptoms: About a case
An arachnoid cyst is caused by the alteration of one of the membranes of the meninges (arachnoid), predominantly in the middle cranial fossa; It is an uncommon pathology that causes symptoms and if they occur, neuropsychiatric manifestations may take place. I present a 24-year-old female patient; with no personal history of psychiatric and known non- psychiatric medical records, who presents a story with a month of evolution of psychotic symptoms and behavioral changes. A simple cerebral CAT was performed and then a cerebral magnetic resonance imaging with contrast to define the size of the arachnoid cyst, due to the possible neuropsychiatric symptoms found. Through laboratory tests, electrophysiological studies (electroencephalogram), neuroimaging and clinical evaluation. It was decided to present the clinical characteristics of the patient who required management with antipsychotics, benzodiazepines and mood stabilizer with gradual improvement of her admission symptoms (psychomotor agitation and psychosis).
Jesús Amador obtained his medical degree at the Universidad Latina de Panamá (ULAT) and specialized in psychiatry at the National Institute of Mental Health of Panama (INSAM) and the University of Panama. He has presented several of mental health topics during his professional practice and the neuropsychiatry approach.