Should we operate all extradural spinal arachnoid cysts? Report of a case


Ergun E., BÖRCEK A. Ö. , Cemil B., Dogulu F., Baykaner M. K.

TURKISH NEUROSURGERY, cilt.18, sa.1, ss.52-55, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 18 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH NEUROSURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.52-55

Özet

Spinal canal extradural arachnoid cyst is an uncommon, expanding lesion which may communicate with the subarachnoid space. They may be either intra or extradural with intradural cysts being less common. Spinal arachnoid cysts are usually in the thoracic spine, and they may cause symptoms due to spinal cord compression. Although surgery is the preferred way of management, there are reported cases with long term follow-up in the literature. Here we present a 14-year-old female who presented with intermittent low back pain for 1 year and a spinal arachnoid cyst that was followed for two years without any neurological deterioration.