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Neurosurgery Quarterly:
doi: 10.1097/WNQ.0b013e31828cc24a
Case Report

Intraspinal Extradural Arachnoid Cysts: A Case Report

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

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Abstract

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.

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