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Intraspinal Extradural Arachnoid Cysts: A Case Report

Yücetas, Seyho C. MD*; Ates, Tuncay MD; Ates, Berna T. MD; Avci, Emel MD§

doi: 10.1097/WNQ.0b013e31828cc24a
Case Report

Intraspinal extradural arachnoid cysts are rare lesions occurring with trauma, infection, inflammation, or congenital causes. They are frequently seen in the middle and lower thoracic region. A 41-year-old male patient presented with pain of the back for approximately 3 years and posterolateral-localized intraspinal extradural arachnoid cyst was evaluated at thoracic T6-T7 level on magnetic resonance imaging. Total excision of these cysts enables curative treatment and prevents the formation of cysts again.

*Department of Neurosurgery, Education and Research Hospital, Adiyaman University, Adiyaman

Department of Neurosurgery, Adana Education and Research Hospital

Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Cukurova University, Adana

§Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Mersin University, Mersin, Turkey

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Reprints: Tuncay Ates, MD, Department of Neurosurgery, Adana Education and Research Hospital, Ege Bagatur Bulvari 01230 Yuregir, Adana, Turkey (e-mail:

© 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins