Tarlov cyst

Case contributed by Dr Francesco Gabbrielli

Presentation

Back and perineal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Male
MRI

A focal lesion is seen in the spinal canal at the level of S2 vertebral body with similar signal intensities to the CSF. This is in keeping with a perineural root sleeve cyst (Tarlov) at the level of S2 vertebral body. 

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Case information

rID: 30576
Published: 20th Aug 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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