An unusual cause of cord compression: synovial cyst of the thoracic spine

Pratesi, A; Ginestroni, A; Padovani, R; Mascalchi, M
August 2008
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry;Aug2008, Vol. 79 Issue 8, p947
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study on a 71-year-old man with a haemorrhagic spinal synovial cysts. It states that a man aged 71 with chronic bakc pain had acute pain exacerbation, followed in the next month by progressive weakness of the right thigh. Spinal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a well demarcated oval shaped lesion adjacent with the right T11-T12 facet joint casuing dislocation and compression of the spuinal cord that exhibited a subtle hyperintensity on T2 weighted images.


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