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Discal Cyst in Pediatric Patients: Case Report and Review of the Literature.
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PMID:  22941777     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Discal (intraspinal extradural) cysts which communicate with intervertebral disk are uncommon cause of lumbar radiculopathy, especially in pediatric patients. Only three pediatric cases have been reported in the literature. A 15-year-old boy presented with acute onset left-sided S1 radiculopathy. Magnetic resonance imaging of the lumbar spine revealed a well-defined round extradural mass seated in the left ventrolateral epidural space of the spinal canal behind the S1 vertebral body. He did not respond to the conservative therapies. Because of persistent left S1 radiculopathy, left laminotomy was performed at L5-S1 level with coagulation of the posterior longitudinal ligament surrounding the anular tear; however, discectomy was not done. The symptoms resolved and no recurrence was found at 7-year follow-up. The clinical manifestations, imaging findings, possible pathogeneses, and treatment options of these lesions are discussed and the relevant literature is reviewed.
Mahmoud Reza Khalatbari; Yashar Moharamzad
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuropediatrics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1439-1899     ISO Abbreviation:  Neuropediatrics     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-9-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8101187     Medline TA:  Neuropediatrics     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.
Department of Neurosurgery, Arad Hospital, Tehran, Iran.
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