Turkish Neurosurgery 2009 , Vol 19 , Num 1
Symptomatic Foraminal Extradural Meningeal Cyst
Ramazan DURMAZ1, Zühtü ÖZTÜRK2, Emre DELEN3, Evrim ÇİFTÇİ4, Metin Ant ATASOY5
1,2,3,5Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Department of Neurosurgery, Eskisehir, Turkey
4Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Department of Pathology, Eskisehir, Turkey
The authors described the case of a 39-year-old man with Klippel-Trénaunay syndrome, who had an extradural meningeal cyst expanding into intervertebral foramen of lumbar 2 and 3 vertebrae. The patient suffered from low back pain radiating to the left lower extremity. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a huge extradural meningeal cyst growing through intervertebral foramen far laterally. Awidened neural foramen of L2 and L3 vertebrae was observed on his plain radiography. The cyst was totally excised after tying the ostium connecting the subarachnoid space of the dural sac. This case supports the congenital theory in the pathogenesis of spinal cysts because the Klippel-Trénaunay syndrome is a congenital disorder including a mesodermal abnormality which may be the causative factor for a congenital defect in dura. Keywords : Cyst, Extradural, Neural foramen, Klippel- Trénaunay syndrome, Meningeal, Spinal
Corresponding author : Ramazan Durmaz, rdurmaz@ogu.edu.tr