A recent abstract in the American Headache Society’s journal, “Headache”, discusses the occasional discovery of Arachnoid cysts in children presenting with headache.
Arachnoid cysts are common, fluid filled cysts found on the inside of the brain… you can’t see them. These cysts are occasionally found on neuroimaging tests during the evaluation of children with headache. While Arachnoid cysts are usually benign, the discovery of them often illicit concern with parents, as well as further evaluation and treatment for the child.
Abstract written by Billinghurst L., Rothner A.D.