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Case 938

Synovial Cyst of the Cervical Spine

Author(s)
V. Becciolini, P. Flandroy, J. Collignon, R.F. Dondelinger
 
Patient
male, 62 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Conventional radiograph of the cervical spine

    Lateral view shows intervertebral degenerative changes at the level C3-C4 and C5-C6, and degenerative changes of the apophyseal joints at the level C3-C4 and C4-C5.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Conventional radiograph of the cervical spine;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Myelo-CT scan

    Myelo-CT scan, transverse section at the level C4-C5, demonstrates an extradural impression on the right postero-lateral aspect of the thecal sac (arrows).

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Myelo-CT scan;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    MRI of the cervical spine
     

    Right paramedian, sagittal T2-weighted image shows a right postero-lateral extradural mass with high signal intensity, similar to CSF, in the central portion. The mass is surrounded by a hypo-intense rim.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: MRI of the cervical spine;

    Gd-enhanced coronal SE T1-weighted image: a peripheral enhancement of the lesion, extending into the adjacent ligamentum flavum and thecal sac is noted. A hypo-intense central content is seen.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: MRI of the cervical spine;
     
     
Lateral view shows intervertebral degenerative changes at the level C3-C4 and C5-C6, and degenerative changes of the apophyseal joints at the level C3-C4 and C4-C5.
 
Myelo-CT scan, transverse section at the level C4-C5, demonstrates an extradural impression on the right postero-lateral aspect of the thecal sac (arrows).
 
Right paramedian, sagittal T2-weighted image shows a right postero-lateral extradural mass with high signal intensity, similar to CSF, in the central portion. The mass is surrounded by a hypo-intense rim.
 
Gd-enhanced coronal SE T1-weighted image: a peripheral enhancement of the lesion, extending into the adjacent ligamentum flavum and thecal sac is noted. A hypo-intense central content is seen.
 
 
 
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