Intraspinal Lumbar Synovial Cysts II – Surgical Treatment of 13 Patients

Authors: P. Vaněk;  M. Häckel
Authors‘ workplace: Neurochirurgická klinika 1. LF UK a IPVZ, ÚVN Praha
Published in: Cesk Slov Neurol N 2009; 72/105(1): 61-64
Category: Short Communication


The second part of the paper concerning the issues of intraspinal lumbosacral synovial cysts (ILSC) presents our own experience with surgical therapy of this pathology based on a prospective study with one year follow up. The study involved 13 patients based on their informed consent. The primary surgical therapy always consisted in simple resection of the cyst using microsurgery; one patient underwent an intrabody arthrodesis procedure. Standardized questionnaires were used to assess the clinical results of the surgery one year post op. Attention was also given to pre and post operative imaging. Our findings are shortly discussed in the article.

Key words:
degenerative disease of lumbar spine – synovial articular cysts – microsurgery – decompression


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