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Jung-Hee Lee, Ki-Tack Kim, Kyung-Soo Suk, Sang-Hun Lee, Bi-O Jeong, Hyun-Seok Oh, Chul-Hee Lee and Myung-Seo Kim

perimembranous hematoma. 2 , 12 , 14–16 To our knowledge, however, no studies have described the neurological deficits that develop as the result of an intraspinal extradural cyst after OCF. We describe the case of a patient presenting with neurological deficits after OCF and analyze the characteristics, radiographic appearance, and histological findings of an intraspinal cyst in the ventral extradural space that caused the deficits. The possible reasons for the neurological deficits and intraspinal cysts are explored based on a review of the literature. Case Report

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Henry G. Decker and Kenneth E. Livingston

The purpose of this report is to record another case of spinal extradural cyst. The origin of these cysts is not altogether clear but in general they can be considered as derived from the spinal meninges and may be classified as: (1) parasitic cysts, which have been discussed in some detail by Krauss; 9 (2) teratomatous cysts, which have been described by Adams and Wegner, 1 and the so-called congenital type of cyst of the spinal meninges described by Cloward, 3 Mayfield and Grantham, 10 Elsberg, Dyke and Brewer, 5 and others. In addition, there are the

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Franz E. Glasauer

The most common causes of nerve root pain are degenerative disc disease, spondylosis, and tumors in the intradural or extradural space. On rare occasions a congenital or acquired extradural cyst in the lumbar region may be responsible for sciatic pain. Elsbert et al. 4 found 3 such patients among 250 cases of cord compression, and Fried and Dietrich 5 found 4 in 280 laminectomies. Wise and Foster 15 and Gortvai 6 summarized the literature on spinal extradural cysts and described the symptomatology. The most frequent location of these cysts is in the

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Congenital Intraspinal Extradural Cyst

Report of Three Cases in One Family

Richard M. Bergland

E lsberg , et al. , 3 in 1934, described four cases of congenital intraspinal extradural cyst noting the rarity of the lesion (1% of all spinal cord tumors in their series) and the difficulty of preoperative diagnosis. Cloward and Bucy 1 expanded Elsberg's description and discussed the common association of Sheuerman's changes in the adjacent vertebral bodies. Wise and Foster 6 in 1955 found 34 cases recorded in the world literature. Although a familial history has not been recorded in the previous cases, the patients in this report are three of four

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Spinal Extradural Cyst

Case Report and Tabulation of Previously Reported Cases

Courtland H. Davis Jr.

Since the impetus of the reports of Elsberg, Dyke, and Brewer, 2 and Lehman, 7 a total of nearly 30 cases of non-traumatic, non-parasitic spinal extradural cyst have been recorded; the purpose of this communication is to present an additional case and to bring up to date the tabulated summary of Adelstein. 1 CASE REPORT An 18-year-old colored male, Pvt., U.S.A., was admitted to Walter Reed General Hospitalon 27 Mar. 1947, after evacuation through channels from an overseas station, with chief complaint of progressive numbness, weakness and stiffness of

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Spinal Extradural Cysts

Report of a Case

Henry M. Cuneo

Compression of the spinal cord by an extradural cyst is a relatively rare lesion. Elsberg, Dyke and Brewer 3 were the first to describe such a lesion, reporting 4 cases. The original description can hardly be improved upon: “The individual is an adolescent with the history and symptoms of a progressive spastic paraplegia. Pain is absent or is not a prominent symptom. The objective disturbances of sensibility are slight and their upper level is in the mid-thoracic region, usually at the sixth or seventh thoracic dermatome. The manometric tests demonstrate a

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Peter Gortvai and Sayed El-Gindi

One of the rare causes of compression of the spinal cord is an extradural cyst of the spinal canal. The case we describe here is comparable in many respects to the 61 cases described previously, 3 yet it is of interest because it illustrates the probable congenital origin of the lesion and the valvular mechanism previously postulated. 3, 6 Case Report A woman of 21 was admitted to the hospital in November, 1965. When 11 years old she began to suffer from coldness and reddish-blue discoloration of the right leg. At about the same time it was first noticed

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Rakesh Kumar, Charles G. H. West and James E. Gillespie

✓ This case report describes a patient with sciatica resulting from lumbar root compression by a gas-containing cyst in the extradural space. Removal of the cyst provided prompt relief. The origin and anatomic distribution of gas collections in the spine are considered based on a review of the literature.

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Olan R. Hyndman and William F. Gerber

C ases of congenital and acquired extradural cysts are reported together in this paper with the purpose of comparing them from etiologic and pathologic standpoints. I. CONGENITAL SPINAL EXTRADURAL CYSTS Congenital extradural cysts are rare. The last report of a case in the literature was that of Good, Adson and Abbott (1944). 8 In 1934 Elsberg, Dyke and Brewer 4 reported 4 cases and described the cyst with its attending symptoms and signs as a definite clinical entity. The 4 cases represented the incidence in 250 cases of spinal tumor. Adelstein

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Kazuya Uemura, Takashi Yoshizawa, Akira Matsumura, Hiroyuki Asakawa, Kiyotaka Nakamagoe and Tadao Nose

S pinal extradural meningeal cysts are relatively uncommon 1–3, 11 and have been described as “arachnoid cysts,” “pouches,” and “diverticula.” 6, 8, 11 Although their classification has proved to be somewhat complicated, Nabors, et al. , 7 have simplified the classification of spinal meningeal cysts into three major categories: extradural cysts without nerve root fibers (Type I); extradural cysts with nerve root fibers (Type II); and intradural cysts (Type III). Spinal extradural meningeal cysts are most often located in the mid- to lower thoracic area