CT-guided percutaneous rupture of lumbar facet joint cyst

Case contributed by Dr Salem Bauones


Low back pain and right lower extremity radiculalgia.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Female

Right L4/5 facet joint cyst with gas content.

Successful rupture of the facet joint cyst using continuous high-pressure injection of contrast medium via a 22G spinal needle.

Opacification of the posterior epidural space indicating cyst rupture.

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Case information

rID: 24829
Published: 15th Sep 2013
Last edited: 8th Jan 2020
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