Vertebral body pneumatocyst in the cervical spine and review of the literature

Cosar M. , Eser O., ASLAN A., Korkmaz S., Boyaci G., Degirmenci B., ...Daha Fazla

TURKISH NEUROSURGERY, cilt.18, ss.197-199, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 18 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.197-199


A pneumatocyst in the cervical spine is extremely rare and to our knowledge only a few reports have been published in the English literature. Although the etiology and natural course of vertebral body pneumatocyst is unclear, nitrogen gas accumulation is claimed. A 65-year-old-man was admitted to the emergency department with neck pain and numbness and incapacity in his both hands and fingers. The radiological images revealed a vertebral located pneumatocyst in the C4 cervical vertebra. In this report, we present a case of cervical pneumatocyst located in the C4 vertebral body. The clinical and radiological features and natural course of the pneurnatocyst were evaluated.