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J Korean Neurosurg Soc. 2004 Mar;35(3):328-331. English. Case Report.
Hong HJ , Yi HJ , Bak KH , Oh SH .
Department of Neurosurgery, Hanyang University Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. hjyi8499@hanyang.ac.kr
Department of Neurosurgery, Hanyang University Medical Center, Guri, Korea.
Abstract

Disc cyst is an exaggerated form of disc degeneration that requires discography to confirm diagnosis. A case of 25-year-old man with back pain and left thigh numbness is described. A juxtaradicular extradural cyst at the upper lumbar spine, straddled the intervertebral foramen and migrated superiorly, was depicted as a bean-shaped high signal lesion that connected to the corresponding disc via a low signal stalk on T2-weighted magnetic resonance images. Gadolinium-enhanced images showed faint peripheral enhancement. Surgical specimen was histologically confirmed as a pseudocyst and he made a full recovery. We are able to detect a disc cyst with magnetic resonance imaging, particularly Gadolinium-enhanced and sagittal T2-weighted images, which was possible in the past only with invasive discography.

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