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Intradural cyst with compression of the cauda equina in ankylosing spondylitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3966210     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A cauda equina syndrome complicating long-standing ankylosing spondylitis was found to be due to a large multiloculated cyst. This differed from posterior dural diverticula identified in similar cases in that the cyst filled the lumbar canal with erosion of the upper lumbar vertebral bodies and chronic inflammatory changes were evident in the cyst wall. Cauda equina compromise in ankylosing spondylitis has several possible mechanisms including fibrosis following arachnoiditis, root damage by dural diverticula, and direct compression by arachnoid cyst.
E Byrne; P McNeill; E Gilford; C Wright
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgical neurology     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0090-3019     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Neurol     Publication Date:  1985 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-02-14     Completed Date:  1985-02-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0367070     Medline TA:  Surg Neurol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  162-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cauda Equina*
Cysts / complications*
Dura Mater
Nerve Compression Syndromes / etiology*
Spinal Cord Diseases / complications*
Spondylitis, Ankylosing / complications*

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