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Case reports
Submitted: 2012-12-12
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Which treatment method should be preferred for lumbar discal cysts? A case report and a review of the literature

Erhan Arslan, İrşadi Demirci, Gülçin Şimşek, Mehmet Oğuz Kılınçaslan, Servet Güreşci, Çiğdem Hacıfazlıoğlu
DOI: 10.1016/j.pjnns.2013.04.003
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Neurol Neurochir Pol 2014;48(1):71-75.

open access

Vol 48, No 1 (2014)
Case reports
Submitted: 2012-12-12

Abstract

Discal cysts are extremely rare pathologies that occur most often in the lumbar region. The clinical symptoms of discal cysts are indistinguishable from those of a lumbar disc herniation. The aetiology and pathogenesis of discal cysts remain unknown. The optimal treatment of discal cysts also remains controversial. Most cases of lumbar discal cysts are treated surgically, while some cases regress spontaneously. In this article, we report a case of a lumbar discal cyst treated surgically by microdiscectomy. We discuss the treatment options for discal cysts in the context of the literature.

Abstract

Discal cysts are extremely rare pathologies that occur most often in the lumbar region. The clinical symptoms of discal cysts are indistinguishable from those of a lumbar disc herniation. The aetiology and pathogenesis of discal cysts remain unknown. The optimal treatment of discal cysts also remains controversial. Most cases of lumbar discal cysts are treated surgically, while some cases regress spontaneously. In this article, we report a case of a lumbar discal cyst treated surgically by microdiscectomy. We discuss the treatment options for discal cysts in the context of the literature.

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Keywords

Discal cyst, Microsurgery, Radiculopathy

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Title

Which treatment method should be preferred for lumbar discal cysts? A case report and a review of the literature

Journal

Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska

Issue

Vol 48, No 1 (2014)

Pages

71-75

DOI

10.1016/j.pjnns.2013.04.003

Bibliographic record

Neurol Neurochir Pol 2014;48(1):71-75.

Keywords

Discal cyst
Microsurgery
Radiculopathy

Authors

Erhan Arslan
İrşadi Demirci
Gülçin Şimşek
Mehmet Oğuz Kılınçaslan
Servet Güreşci
Çiğdem Hacıfazlıoğlu

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