We describe an 81-year old female patient who was seen at our outpatient clinic with a history of falls. The clinical diagnosis was concurrent with depressive symptoms, but an arachnoid cyst turned out to be the cause of her problems. The patient recovered completely after surgery.

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Keywords aged, arachnoid cyst, article, attention disturbance, bradyphrenia, case report, depression, depressive symptoms, disorientation, dizziness, elderly, falling, female, fenestration, hippocampus, human, left hemisphere, medical history, memory disorder, mini mental state examination, neurologic disease, nuclear magnetic, outpatient department, perioperative period, psychologic assessment, reflex disorder, resonance imaging, short term memory, skull surgery
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1041610210000670, hdl.handle.net/1765/21315
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Boomkens, H.R., van der Cammen, T.J.M., & Mattace Raso, F.U.S.. (2010). Primary arachnoid cyst mimicking depressive symptoms in an elderly woman. International Psychogeriatrics, 22(5), 832–833. doi:10.1017/S1041610210000670