Incomplete cauda equina syndrome secondary to haemorrhage within a Tarlov cyst.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/620459
Title:
Incomplete cauda equina syndrome secondary to haemorrhage within a Tarlov cyst.
Authors:
Yates, Joseph R.; Jones, Conor S.; Stokes, Oliver M.; Hutton, Mike
Abstract:
Sacral perineural (Tarlov) cysts are benign, cerebrospinal fluid containing lesions of the spinal nerve root sheath. They are usually asymptomatic; however, a small proportion have the potential to cause compression of nerve roots and/or the cauda equina.We report a case of a 61-year-old man who presented with acute onset back pain associated with bilateral radiculopathy. Between referral and consultation, the patient developed urinary dysfunction which resolved spontaneously.MRI revealed haemorrhage within a Tarlov cyst, resulting in compression of the cauda equina. Due to the considerable clinical improvement at the time of consultation, surgical decompression of the cyst was not considered to be indicated.An interval MRI scan 8 weeks later demonstrated that the haemorrhage within the perineural cyst had spontaneously resolved and the patient remained asymptomatic at 5-year follow-up.
Citation:
Incomplete cauda equina syndrome secondary to haemorrhage within a Tarlov cyst. 2017, 2017 BMJ Case Rep
Publisher:
BMJ
Journal:
BMJ case reports
Issue Date:
7-Aug-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/620459
DOI:
10.1136/bcr-2017-219890
PubMed ID:
28784878
Additional Links:
http://casereports.bmj.com/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=28784878
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Type:
Case Report
Language:
en
ISSN:
1757-790X
Appears in Collections:
Exeter Spinal Surgery Unit; Medical students; 2017 RD&E publications

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dc.contributor.authorYates, Joseph R.en
dc.contributor.authorJones, Conor S.en
dc.contributor.authorStokes, Oliver M.en
dc.contributor.authorHutton, Mikeen
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-18T14:40:53Z-
dc.date.available2017-10-18T14:40:53Z-
dc.date.issued2017-08-07-
dc.identifier.citationIncomplete cauda equina syndrome secondary to haemorrhage within a Tarlov cyst. 2017, 2017 BMJ Case Repen
dc.identifier.issn1757-790X-
dc.identifier.pmid28784878-
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/bcr-2017-219890-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11287/620459-
dc.description.abstractSacral perineural (Tarlov) cysts are benign, cerebrospinal fluid containing lesions of the spinal nerve root sheath. They are usually asymptomatic; however, a small proportion have the potential to cause compression of nerve roots and/or the cauda equina.We report a case of a 61-year-old man who presented with acute onset back pain associated with bilateral radiculopathy. Between referral and consultation, the patient developed urinary dysfunction which resolved spontaneously.MRI revealed haemorrhage within a Tarlov cyst, resulting in compression of the cauda equina. Due to the considerable clinical improvement at the time of consultation, surgical decompression of the cyst was not considered to be indicated.An interval MRI scan 8 weeks later demonstrated that the haemorrhage within the perineural cyst had spontaneously resolved and the patient remained asymptomatic at 5-year follow-up.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBMJen
dc.relation.urlhttp://casereports.bmj.com/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=28784878en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to BMJ case reportsen
dc.subjectWessex Classification Subject Headings::Orthopaedicsen
dc.titleIncomplete cauda equina syndrome secondary to haemorrhage within a Tarlov cyst.en
dc.typeCase Reporten
dc.identifier.journalBMJ case reportsen
dc.description.noteRD&E staff can access the full-text of this article. Click on the Additional Link above and log in with NHS OpenAthens if prompted.en
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