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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


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.