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Expansive duraplasty for the treatment of spinal extradural arachnoid cysts: case report.
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PMID:  16572626     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors report the case of a 25-year-old man with a thoracolumbar extradural arachnoid cyst who underwent expansive duraplasty. Symptoms, preoperative magnetic resonance imaging features, and intraoperative findings suggested the involvement of entrapment neuropathy in the manifestation of symptoms. To the authors' knowledge, this case represents the first evidence that expansive duraplasty can achieve complete resolution of the symptoms in a patient with a spinal extradural arachnoid cyst. The results indicate that duraplasty may be an alternative option in cases in which complete resection of the lesion is difficult and widening of the dural sac is necessary at surgery.
Ken-Ichiro Kikuta; Masato Hojo; Masanori Gomi; Nobuo Hashimoto; Kazuhiko Nozaki
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurosurgery. Spine     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1547-5654     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2006 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-03-31     Completed Date:  2006-04-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101223545     Medline TA:  J Neurosurg Spine     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  251-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Arachnoid Cysts / surgery*
Dura Mater / surgery
Neurosurgical Procedures / methods*
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / methods*
Spinal Cord Diseases / surgery*
Treatment Outcome

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