PERCUTANEOUS TREATMENT OF LUMBAR SYNOVIAL CYST: A CASE REPORT


ERBAŞ M., Ozdemir U., Toman H., Sahin H., Savluk O. F. , Luleci N.

ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA, vol.30, no.2, pp.535-537, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Journal Name: ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.535-537

Abstract

Introduction and aims: Synovial cysts are benign cystic lesions that form when the joint capsule is worn during joint movement and synovial fluid leaks out. Intraspinal synovial cysts in the lumbar region are generally diagnosed when investigating patients who complaints of back pain or other symptoms which could be attributed to radiculopathy. The aim of this paper is to present the use of the percutaneous needle aspiration method with tomography guidance to treat an L4-L5 synovial cyst causing radicular symptoms.