Spinal Extradural Arachnoid Cysts: A Series of 10 Cases


Tokmak M., Ozek E. , Iplikcioglu A. C.

JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY PART A-CENTRAL EUROPEAN NEUROSURGERY, vol.76, no.5, pp.348-352, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 76 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-0035-1547360
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY PART A-CENTRAL EUROPEAN NEUROSURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.348-352

Abstract

Background and ObjectiveSpinal arachnoid cysts are rare lesions, accounting for only 1% of all primary spinal mass lesions. They can occur in extradural, intradural, or intramedullary locations. The extradural cysts are thought to arise from defects in the dura mater through which the arachnoid herniates. This report presents 10 cases of spinal extradural arachnoid cysts and discusses our diagnostic and therapeutic approach to this rare clinical entity.