Mehmet Ali Tokgöz1, Ömer Faruk Kılıçaslan2, Ayşe Eda Parlak3

1Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Ankara Keçiören Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Antalya Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
3Department of Radiology, Antalya Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

Keywords: Benign spinal lesions, multiple perineural cyst, Tarlov cyst.


A 54-year-old female patient was admitted to our outpatient clinic with back and low back pain. There were no remarkable physical or neurological findings in the two-year follow- up period of the patient. There were 39 lesions at 17 levels (mean diameter: 5.93±2.77 [range, 1.00 to 12.2] mm) in entire vertebra in magnetic resonance imaging and more than one perineural cysts were observed adjacent to the same nerve root at several vertebrae levels. In this patient, conservative treatment was preferred.

Citation: Tokgöz MA, Kılıçaslan ÖF, Parlak AE. Multiple perineural cysts in the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar vertebrae of a mature individual. Jt Dis Relat Surg 2021;32(1):262-266.

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