Acta Neurochirurgica

, Volume 148, Issue 4, pp 479–483 | Cite as

Presacral mass consisting of a meningocele and a Tarlov cyst: successful surgical treatment based on pathogenic hypothesis

  • M. Hefti
  • H. Landolt
Case Report


This illustrative case shows a meningocele created by erosion of the sacrum by a perineurial cyst. It is the first report of a large presacral mass consisting of a perineurial cyst and a meningocele simultaneously. We describe a hypothesis for the pathogenesis of this particular constellation of circumstances and present a successful surgical option based on the assumed pathogenesis.

Keywords: Tarlov cyst; presacral mass; perineurial cyst; meningocele. 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Hefti
    • 1
  • H. Landolt
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryKantonsspital AarauAarauSwitzerland

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