Turkish Neurosurgery 2010 , Vol 20 , Num 3
Recurrent Lumbar Spinal Intradural Enterogenous Cyst: A Case Report
Erhan ARSLAN1, Ertugrul CAKIR2, Kayhan KUZEYLI3, Ali Rřza GUVERCIN4, Gurkan GAZIOGLU5, Elif ACAR ARSLAN6, Abdulkadir REIS7
1,2,3,4,5School of Medicine Karadeniz Technical University Department of Neurosurgery Trabzon, Turkey
6School of Medicine Karadeniz Technical University Department of Pediatrics Trabzon, Turkey
7School of Medicine Karadeniz Technical University Department of Pathology Trabzon, Turkey
DOI : 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.1992-09.3 Enterogenous cysts mostly present in the cervical and thoracic region of the spinal canal and have only rarely been observed in the lumbar region. We report here a case of a recurrent enterogenous cyst in the lumbar spinal canal. A24-yearold woman presented with lower back and left radicular leg pain for 1 year. She had been operated on for mass lesion at the same level 10 years ago. Lumbar spine MRI showed a large intradural cyst at L2. Other congenital abnormalities were absent. The cyst was subtotally removed and the patient recovered well. Pathological examination revealed that the lesion was a typical enterogenous cyst. Keywords : Enterogenous cyst, Neuroenteric cyst, Spinal cord
Corresponding author : Erhan Arslan, arserhan@gmail.com