Extradural cyst causing spinal cord compression in osteoporotic compression fracture

Case report

Jung-Hee Lee M.D., Ki-Tack Kim M.D., Kyung-Soo Suk M.D., Sang-Hun Lee M.D., Bi-O Jeong M.D., Hyun-Seok Oh M.D., Chul-Hee Lee M.D., and Myung-Seo Kim M.D.
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  • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea
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Intraspinal cystic lesions with different pathogeneses have been reported to cause neurological deficits; however, no one has focused on the intraspinal extradural cysts that develop after osteoporotic compression fracture. The reported case features a 66-year-old woman presenting with progressive neurological deficit, back pain, and no history of additional trauma after undergoing conservative treatment for an osteoporotic fracture of L-1. The authors present serial radiographs and MR images demonstrating an epidural cyst successfully treated via a single posterior approach. This appears to be the first such case reported in the literature.

Abbreviation used in this paper:OCF = osteoporotic compression fracture.

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Contributor Notes

Address correspondence to: Jung-Hee Lee, M.D., Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, 1 Hoegi-dong, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 130-702, Korea. email: ljhspine@gmail.com.

Please include this information when citing this paper: published online May 10, 2013; DOI: 10.3171/2013.4.SPINE121101.

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