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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 2005;37(1): 76-78.
Cauda Equina Syndrome Caused by Bilateral Facet Cyst Accompanying Spinal Stenosis.
Seok Won Kim, Seung Myung Lee
Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, Chosun University, Gwangju, Korea. chosunns@hanmail.net
ABSTRACT
We report a rare case of cauda equina syndrome due to bilateral lumbar facet cyst. A 62-year-old woman has developed both legs sciatica 3 months prior to her visit, but recently motor weakness and voiding difficulty occurred. Lumbar magnetic resonance image showed bilateral lumbar facet cyst compressing and surrounding both L5 nerve root and accompanying spinal stenosis. Urgent decompressive laminectomy and cyst removal was performed. Although sciatica was relieved and motor weakness was recovered usefully. Voiding difficulty and dysesthesia were not improved.
Key Words: Bilateral lumbar facet cyst; Spinal stenosis; Cauda equina syndrome
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