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Thoracal spinal extradural arachnoid cyst

Author(s): Olcay Eser | Serhat Yıldızhan

Journal: Dicle Medical Journal
ISSN 1300-2945

Volume: 38;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 495;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Thoracal | extradural | arachnoid cysts

Arachnoid cyst are fluid-filled that are located between the arachnoid and piamater or duplicationof arachnoid membrane. Extradural arachnoid cysts in the spine are rare and primary are congenital or acquired. These are occurring idiopathic, posttraumatic and post arachnoiditis. A 32 year-old male patient is became a clinic with urinary retention and gait disorders. Thoracic Magnetic Resonance Imaging showed a spinal extradurally cystic mass isointense with that cerebro-spinal fluid at T7-8 level. Patient underwent an operation. The diagnosis of arachnoid cyst was made based on histopathology exam. The case was reported due to very rare occurrence of this entity.
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