Preoperative diagnosis of an extradural cyst arising from a spinal facet joint: Case report

Robert F. Heary, Stanley Stellar, Edward S. Fobben

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Abstract

A case of a lumbar spinal extradural cyst is reported. An accurate preoperative diagnosis was made using magnetic resonance imaging. Characteristic findings on magnetic resonance imaging obviate the need for any additional radiological studies. The clinical features, radiological findings, and pathogenesis of these lesions are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)415-417
Number of pages3
JournalNeurosurgery
Volume30
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

Keywords

  • Ganglion cyst
  • Lumbar spine
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Synovial cyst

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