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J Korean Neurosurg Soc. 2013 Apr;53(4):255-257. English. Case Report.
Kwon YK , Choi KC , Lee CD , Lee SH .
Department of Neurosurgery, Daegu Wooridul Spine Hospital, Daegu, Korea.
Department of Neurosurgery, Chungdam Wooridul Spine Hospital, Seoul, Korea. chul5104@hanmail.net
Department of Neurosurgery, Seoul Wooridul Spine Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

Lumbar discal cyst is a rare cause of radiculopathy. Their exact pathogenesis and the optimal treatment modality remain unidentified. Depending on their location, discal cysts cannot always be easily identified intraoperatively. We describe 2 patients with discal cysts and introduce an intraoperative discography technique for discal cyst location. Both patients were treated with surgical excision; with intraoperative discography, the cystic lesions could easily be detected and removed.

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