Spinal synovial cyst

Case contributed by Dr Huda B. Gharbia

Presentation

Right leg pain

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Male
MRI

 There is small rounded lesion at right lateral recess of L5-S1 adjacent right facet joint, appears hypointence T1 W and hyperintense T2W image, it measures about 7mm , causes mass effect, compressing and diplacing the right nerve root anteriorly.

Also noted right facet joint arthropathy.

Case Discussion

Small cystic lesion adjacent facet joint, with facet joint arthropathy, likely spinal synovial cyst.

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Case information

rID: 65617
Published: 16th Jan 2019
Last edited: 17th Jan 2019
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