Cervical Synovial cyst: Case report and review of literature

Francesco Costa, Claudia Menghetti, Andrea Cardia, Maurizio Fornari, Alessandro Ortolina

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Synovial cysts, typically observed in the lumbar spine eventually associated with degenerative changes of the facet joints, only rarely present in the cervical spine. Up to now, only 28 symptomatic cases are described in literature. Typically, the treatment of these cases is a decompressive laminectomy followed by complete surgical removal of the lesion. The authors present the case of an 84-year-old man with a symptomatic synovial cyst involving the space between C7 and T1.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Spine Journal
Issue numberSUPPL.2
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • Cervical compression
  • Cervical cyst
  • Symptomatic cyst
  • Synovial cyst

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Medicine(all)


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