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Volume 2009 |Article ID 452627 | 3 pages | https://doi.org/10.3814/2009/452627

Idiopathic Intradural Extramedullary Arachnoid Cyst and Associated Syringomyelia

Received11 Dec 2008
Revised06 May 2009
Accepted11 May 2009
Published26 May 2009

Abstract

We report a case and discuss clinical features and radiological differential diagnosis of dorsal idiopathic extramedullary arachnoid cyst associated to a caudal syringomyelic cavitation. The aim of this article is to review the current literature on a rare topic as idiopathic intradural extramedullary arachnoid cyst with associated syringomyelia. We emphasize the fact that correct diagnosis and adequate treatment, which we believe is microsurgical fenestration of the cyst into the subarachnoid space, may lead to disappearance of syringomyelia and complete resolution of preoperative spinal cord compression symptoms.

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Copyright © 2009 Laura Moschettoni et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


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