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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 8-11

Solitary symptomatic spinal extradural arachnoid cyst needing surgical treatment: A series of three cases


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Topiwala National Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Topiwala National Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
3 Professor and Head, Department of Neurosurgery, Topiwala National Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
4 Senior Resident, Department of Neurosurgery, Topiwala National Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Zafar Ahmed Sheikh
Senior Resident Department of Neurosurgery, Topiwala National Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10039-1076

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Extradural arachnoid cysts are rare lesions which may produce symptoms by compressing the spinal cord or nerve roots. Surgery is the treatment of choice in such lesions but asymptomatic patients can be managed conservatively. We present three cases of symptomatic extradural arachnoid cysts managed at our institute. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) done in all cases showed an extradural arachnoid cyst at Dorsal (2 cases) and cervical (1 case) level. All patients were operated with successful result. The pathophysiology, symptomatology, investigations and treatment options of this rare condition are described in relation to our cases.


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