Which treatment method should be preferred for lumbar discal cysts? A case report and a review of the literature


Arslan E. , Demirci I., Şimşek G., Kilincaslan M. O. , Guresci S., Hacıfazlıoğlu C.

NEUROLOGIA I NEUROCHIRURGIA POLSKA, vol.48, no.1, pp.71-75, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.pjnns.2013.04.003
  • Title of Journal : NEUROLOGIA I NEUROCHIRURGIA POLSKA
  • Page Numbers: pp.71-75

Abstract

Discal cysts are extremely rare pathologies that occur most often in the lumbar region. The clinical symptoms of discal cysts are indistinguishable from those of a lumbar disc herniation. The aetiology and pathogenesis of discal cysts remain unknown. The optimal treatment of discal cysts also remains controversial. Most cases of lumbar discal cysts are treated surgically, while some cases regress spontaneously. In this article, we report a case of a lumbar discal cyst treated surgically by microdiscectomy. We discuss the treatment options for discal cysts in the context of the literature.

Discal cysts are extremely rare pathologies that occur most often in the lumbar region. The clinical symptoms of discal cysts are indistinguishable from those of a lumbar disc herniation. The aetiology and pathogenesis of discal cysts remain unknown. The optimal treatment of discal cysts also remains controversial. Most cases of lumbar discal cysts are treated surgically, while some cases regress spontaneously. In this article, we report a case of a lumbar discal cyst treated surgically by microdiscectomy. We discuss the treatment options for discal cysts in the context of the literature. (C) 2014 Polish Neurological Society. Published by Elsevier Urban & Partner Sp. z o.o. All rights reserved.