Kobe Journal of Medical Sciences, 1999

TI: Surgical treatment of sacral perineural cysts. A case report.

AU: Yucesoy-K; Naderi-S; Ozer-H; Arda-MN

AD: Department of Neurosurgery, Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey.

SO: Kobe-J-Med-Sci. 1999 Dec; 45(6): 245-50

ISSN: 0023-2513

PY: 1999



AB: Most of the perineural cysts (Tarlov's cysts) are asymptomatic. They are usually diagnosed incidentally, and a specific treatment is not necessary. They should be operated on, only if they produce progressive or disabling symptoms and/or sign clearly attributable to them. Several reports have been made regarding their sign and symptom, neurological and radiological features. This is a report emphasizing on their surgical indication and surgical treatment. We reported a 48 year-old woman who underwent surgery because of the symptomatic perineural cyst. It is concluded that the total excision of the perineural cyst is not necessary and a partial resection with a resultant reduction in the cyst size results in a favourable outcome.

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