Turkish Neurosurgery 2014 , Vol 24 , Num 4
Spinal Arachnoid Cysts Associated with Syringomyelia: A Review of the Literature and Report of a Case
Bulent TUCER1, Muhammet Bahadır YILMAZ2, Mehmet Ali EKICI3, Ahmet MENKU1, Kemal KOC1
1Erciyes University, School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Kayseri, Turkey
2Ministry of Health, Training and Research Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery, Kayseri, Turkey
3Ministry of Health, Training and Research Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery, Bursa, Turkey
DOI : 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.8700-13.0 Syringomyelia is a not infrequent pathology that develops related to changes in cerebrospinal fluid dynamics due to many etiological factors. The development of syringomyelia through a spinal arachnoid cyst is quite rare and has been defined in only 31 cases in the literature. A case due to thoracic epidural lipomatosis has also been reported. There have been no previous reports of thoracic region epidural lipomatosis with underlying arachnoid cyst and syringomyelia as in our case. We present a 27-year-old patient who developed thoracic arachnoid cyst and underlying syringomyelia because of the pressure of the thoracic epidural fat tissue and also evaluate the characteristics of patients with syringomyelia by virtue of an arachnoid cyst previously reported in the literature. Keywords : Epidural lipomatosis, Spinal arachnoid cyst, Syringomyelia, Surgical treatment
Corresponding author : Muhammet Bahadır Yılmaz, mbahadiryilmaz@yahoo.com.tr