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Discal cysts of the lumbar spine: report of five cases and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20364391     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Discal cysts are rare causes of low back pain and radiculopathy. Only few reports in the literature describe these pathologies. In this article, the authors report five cases (3 males and 2 females) of lumbar discal cysts treated surgically by microdiscectomy. These patients were admitted with a history of back pain and/or sciatalgia. Magnetic resonance imaging of the lumbar spine of all patients revealed lumbar discal cysts, causing compression to the spinal dura and roots. All patients were treated by partial hemilaminectomy and microscopic cyst resection. Postoperatively, the complaints showed improvement, and the patients were discharged with no complications. The cases of lumbar discal cysts are described in the literature as individual case reports, therefore; the authors performed a wide systemic review of all these cases published in PubMed and MedLine, including the patients in the present report. The data of all patients were analyzed to obtain statistically based estimated information about the incidence, the epidemiology, the natural history and the optimum management of these lesions.
Sabri Aydin; Bashar Abuzayed; Hakan Yildirim; Hakan Bozkus; Metin Vural
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2010-04-04
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     ISSN:  1432-0932     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Spine J     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-12     Completed Date:  2011-08-15     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9301980     Medline TA:  Eur Spine J     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1621-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, VKV American Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Cysts / diagnosis,  pathology*,  surgery
Intervertebral Disc / pathology*,  physiopathology,  surgery
Intervertebral Disc Degeneration / diagnosis,  pathology,  surgery
Intervertebral Disc Displacement / diagnosis,  pathology,  surgery
Lumbar Vertebrae / pathology*,  physiopathology,  surgery
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