Lumbar synovial cyst as a cause of low back pain and acute radiculopathy: A case report

Andreas T. Kouyialis, Efstathios J. Boviatsis, Stefanos Korfias, Damianos E. Sakas

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The authors report the case of a 69-year old female with a persistent history of low back pain. Plain lumbar radiographs, performed at symptom initiation, revealed lumbar spondylolisthesis. Low back pain was attributed to this, and the patient received conservative treatment with partial relief of symptoms. Four years later, and as a result of acute onset of radicular symptoms, a lumbar spine magnetic resonance imaging scan was performed, revealing an epidural cystic lesion. The cyst was removed, and histopathology revealed a synovial cyst.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-225
Number of pages3
JournalSouthern Medical Journal
Volume98
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2005

Keywords

  • Epidural space
  • Low back pain
  • Lumbar spine
  • Synovial cyst

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Lumbar synovial cyst as a cause of low back pain and acute radiculopathy: A case report'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this