CT percutaneous lumbar facet joint cyst rupture

Case contributed by Dr Salem Bauones

Presentation

Low back pain and right lower extremity radiculalgia.

Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Female

Right L4/5 facet joint cyst with gas content.

Successful rupture of the facet joint cyst using continous 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
Case created: 15th Sep 2013
Last edited: 21st Sep 2016
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