Arachnoid cyst - spinal

Case contributed by Dr Stefan Ludwig

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Female
MRI

CSF intensity space anterior to the cervical cord is associated with distortion of the cord. Prominent CSF flow signal artefact is seen within the abnormality, consistent with a spinal arachnoid cyst. 

Case Discussion

Spinal arachnoid cysts located mostly anterior to the spinal cord is unusual; most spinal arachnoid cysts are in the thoracic region and located posterior to the cord. 

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Case information

rID: 10055
Case created: 16th Jun 2010
Last edited: 28th Dec 2015
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