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: firstname.lastname@example.org).