Intramedullary cyst formation after removal of multiple intradural spinal arachnoid cysts: A case report

Edvin Zekaj, Christian Saleh, Domenico Servello

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Abstract

Background: A rare cause of spinal cord compression is spinal arachnoid cysts. Symptoms are caused by spinal cord compression, however, asymptomatic patients have been also reported. Treatment options depend upon symptom severity and clinical course. Case Description: We report the case of a 47-year-old patient who developed an intramedullary arachnoid cyst after removal of an intradural extramedullary cyst. Conclusion: Surgery should be considered early in a symptomatic disease course. Longstanding medullary compression may reduce the possibility of neurological recovery as well as secondary complications such as intramedullary cyst formation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S473-S474
JournalSurgical Neurology International
Volume7
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2016

Keywords

  • Complication
  • spinal arachnoid cyst
  • spinal cord compression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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