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Related to arachnoid mater: pia mater
See also: leptomeninx.
arachnoid membraneThe increasingly preferred term for the weblike membrane covering the brain that lies between the outer (and much thicker) dura mater and the deeper pia mater, from which it is separated by the subarachnoid space through which CSF flows and is absorbed by the arachnoid granulations.
a·rach·noid mat·er(ă-rak'noyd mā'tĕr) [TA]
Synonym(s): arachnoidea mater [TA] , arachnoid membrane, arachnoidea, arachnoides.
arachnoid materSee ARACHNOID.
Patient discussion about arachnoid mater
Q. What is the treatment for an arachnoid cyst? My 15 year old son has just been diagnosed with an arachnoid cyst. What is the treatment? Is an operation necessary?
Q. info on arachnoid cyst in the right posterior fossa
It's usually congenital (i.e. develops during pregnancy), and even when it cause symptoms they develop slowly.
YOu can read more here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arachnoid_cyst)
Q. Is there any problem, if an arachnoid cyst ,2cmx1.5cm size, rostral to cerebellar region left untreated? symptoms: repeated headaches, twitching of muscles, tiredness