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Cervical synovial cyst: case report and review of literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19603197     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
Francesco Costa; Claudia Menghetti; Andrea Cardia; Maurizio Fornari; Alessandro Ortolina
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2009-07-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  European spine journal : official publication of the European Spine Society, the European Spinal Deformity Society, and the European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society     Volume:  19 Suppl 2     ISSN:  1432-0932     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Spine J     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-28     Completed Date:  2011-02-16     Revised Date:  2013-06-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9301980     Medline TA:  Eur Spine J     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S100-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurosurgery, Istituto IRCCS Galeazzi, Via R Galeazzi 4, 20100 Milan, Italy. f.costa@fastwebnet.it
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged, 80 and over
Cervical Vertebrae / pathology*,  radiography,  surgery
Decompression, Surgical / methods
Humans
Laminectomy / methods
Male
Radiculopathy / etiology,  pathology*,  physiopathology
Spondylosis / complications,  pathology*,  physiopathology
Synovial Cyst / pathology*,  physiopathology,  surgery
Treatment Outcome
Zygapophyseal Joint / pathology*,  physiopathology,  surgery
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