Vol 49, No 6 (2015)

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A ganglion cyst derived from a synovial cyst: A case report

Zahir Kizilay1, Ali Yilmaz1, Sevilay Gurcan2, Osman Berber1, Yelda Ozsunar3, Nuket Eliyatkın4
DOI: 10.1016/j.pjnns.2015.08.002
Neurol Neurochir Pol 2015;49(6):436-440.


The synovial and ganglion cysts originating from the facet joint have been named under the name of the Juxtafacet cyst by the several researchers. They put forward that the synovial cyst originated from the synovial joint. But, they failed to clarify the pathophysiology of the formation of the ganglion cyst. In this case report, we reported a 67-year-old male patient was referred to the emergency from another center with the complaint of a left leg pain and weakness in the left foot and patient was treated with microchirurgical technique. His patological examination was evaluated a ganglion cyst. We have discussed and explained the pathophysiology of the formation of a ganglion cyst derivered from a synovial cyst. And separately, we have presented the spinal cysts by grouping them under a new classification called a cystic formation of the soft tissue attachments of the mobile spine as well as dividing them into sub-groups.

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