Tarlov cyst

Case contributed by Dr G Balachandran

Presentation

Referred for evaluation of low back ache.

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Female
Modality: MRI

A well defined 3.3 x 1.7 cms. cystic lesion at S2/S3 level.The lesion has CSF signal in all pulse sequences.

Case Discussion

Tarlov cysts are very common, and in most (all?) cases are asymptomatic. 

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Case Information

rID: 17343
Case created: 5th Apr 2012
Last edited: 22nd Mar 2016
Tag: spine
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