Cyst of the medullary conus

Dr Andrew Dixon et al.

Cyst of the medullary conus is a rare benign ependymal cyst of the conus medullaris which probably relates to abnormal persistence and cystic dilatation of the ventriculus terminalis or "5th ventricle". This entity can be symptomatic and present in adulthood with bladder or bowel sphincter disturbance.    

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rID: 33651
Tags: stub, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Persistent ventriculus terminalis
  • Persistent 5th ventricle
  • Cystic dilatation of the ventriculus terminalis
  • Cystic dilatation of the 5th ventricle
  • Ependymal cyst of the medullary conus

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