Progressive growth of arachnoid cysts with cauda equina syndrome after lumbar spine surgery

Raphaël Hung-Kai Weng, Ming Chau Chang, Shang Wen Feng, Shih Tien Wang, Chien Lin Liu, Tain Hsiung Chen

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Abstract

Intradural arachnoid cysts are a rare cause of spinal cord compression. In symptomatic cases neuropathic pain, gait disturbance, and paraparesis or quadriparesis are often present. Postoperative arachnoid cysts have rarely been reported. We describe a 56-year-old male who developed progressively enlarging arachnoid cysts with cauda equina syndrome and vertebral body erosion after lumbar surgery. The clinical presentation of the patient, the possible mechanisms of cyst formation, and the management of the disease are discussed with regard to previous literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)527-531
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Chinese Medical Association
Volume76
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Sep 1

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  • Medicine(all)

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