Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 306-311

Symptomatic thoracic intramedullary arachnoid cyst: “A Rare Entity” report of two cases with short review of literature

Department of Neurosurgery, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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Naresh Panwar
Department of Neurosurgery, SMS Medical College, Jaipur - 302 004, Rajasthan
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DOI: 10.4103/jnrp.jnrp_246_18

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Spinal arachnoid cysts are uncommon benign lesions of spine axis and most commonly present as compressive myelopathy. Intramedullary arachnoid cyst is uncommonly seen, hence, not much discussed in literature. Due to rarity of this entity, many questions are yet to be answered and should be addressed properly, particularly related to etiopathogenesis, accustomed course, behavior, differential diagnosis, and the best treatment modality. We report the clinicopathological profile of thoracic intramedullary arachnoid cysts in two adult patients, and present a detailed review of available literature on the spinal intramedullary arachnoid cyst. Most of the literature concerning with intramedullary arachnoid cysts are in the form of case reports from pediatrics population. As far to the best of our knowledge, only a few cases excluding our two were found in both pediatrics and adult population.

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