Tarlov cyst

Case contributed by Dr G Balachandran

Presentation

Referred for evaluation of low back ache.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female
MRI

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

Case Discussion

Tarlov cysts are very common and are mostly asymptomatic.

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Case information

rID: 17343
Published: 5th Apr 2012
Last edited: 11th Apr 2020
Tag: spine
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