Spinal arachnoid cyst

Case contributed by Dr Amr Farouk


Neck pain.

Patient Data

Age: 34 years
Gender: Male

Fine localized fluid sheet at the anterior subarachnoid space opposite C6/7 down to D1/2 level more on the right side with no cord compression eliciting low signal on T1 WIs & high signal on T2 WIs (CSF like signal).

Case Discussion

As with any arachnoid cyst, spinal arachnoid cysts are CSF filled sacs contained by arachnoid mater. The degree of communication with the surrounding CSF space is variable with some cyst freely communicating and other not at all. 

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Case information

rID: 38619
Published: 27th Jul 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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