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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 2004;36(2): 153-156.
Ganglion Cyst in the Lumbar Spine.
Jung Min Kim, Jong Won Lee, Jin Woo Hur, Myoung Soo Kim
Department of Neurosurgery, Cheongju Saint Mary's Hospital, Cheongju, Korea. hanibalkms@hanmail.net
ABSTRACT
Epidural cysts, either synovial or ganglion, are an unusual cause of spinal epidural compressive syndromes. Ganglion cysts are a rare cause of lumbosacral radicular compression, especially in young people. The authors report two ganglion cysts located in the spinal canal of two patients. The lesions were demonstrated by a magnetic resonance imaging, and relief of symptoms was achieved with laminectomy and total removal of the mass. The clinical and radiological evaluation and treatment of these lesions are discussed.
Key Words: Ganglion; Radiculopathy; Lumbar
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