Spinal Multiple Extradural Arachnoid Cysts: Became Symptomatic in An Elderly Age; A Case Report

Iplikcioglu C., Ozek E.

JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES-TURKISH, vol.29, no.2, pp.373-378, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.373-378
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


Spinal extradural arachnoid cyst is a rare disease that includes approximately 1% of all primary spinal lesions. Spinal arachnoid cysts most frequently occur in thoracic region as a solitary mass. However, multiple extradural arachnoid cysts are extremely rare pathologies and only 8 cases have been reported in the literature before. In this report we described a case of 66 year old woman who had multiple spinal extradural arachnoid cysts presented with paraparesis and became symptomatic in an elderly age.