Tarlov cyst

Case contributed by Dr G Balachandran


Referred for evaluation of low back ache.

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Female

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
Published: 5th Apr 2012
Last edited: 31st Dec 2018
Tag: spine
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