Presacral mass consisting of a meningocele and a Tarlov cyst: successful surgical treatment based on pathogenic hypothesis Case Report First Online: 01 December 2005 Received: 23 June 2005 Accepted: 12 October 2005 DOI:
Cite this article as: Hefti, M. & Landolt, H. Acta Neurochir (Wien) (2006) 148: 479. doi:10.1007/s00701-005-0684-2 Summary
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. References
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