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Journal of Spine & NeurosurgeryISSN: 2325-9701

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Research Article, J Spine Neurosurg Vol: 3 Issue: 3

Lumbar Synovial Cysts: Microsurgical Treatment and Outcome in 40 Cases: Review and Critical Analysis of the Literature

Vincenzo Amato*, Luigi Giannachi, Claudio Irace and Claudio Corona
Neurosurgery Unit, IGEA Hospital, Casa di Cura IGEA - Via Marcona, 69 - 20129 Milano, Italy
Corresponding author : Vincenzo Amato
Unità Operativa di Neurochirurgia, Casa di Cura IGEA, Via Marcona, 69 - 20129 Milano, Italy
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Received: July 26, 2013 Accepted: February 20, 2014 Published: February 25, 2014
Citation: Amato V, Giannachi L, Irace C, Corona C (2014) Lumbar Synovial Cysts: Microsurgical Treatment and Outcome in 40 Cases: Review and Critical Analysis of the Literature. J Spine Neurosurg 3:3 doi:10.4172/2325-9701.1000139

Abstract

 Lumbar Synovial Cysts: Microsurgical Treatment and Outcome in 40 Cases: Review and Critical Analysis of the Literature

Intraspinal synovial cysts (SCs) are uncommon benign growths that occur adjacent to the spinal facet joints. Surgical resection is the treatment of choice for symptomatic patients, but, much debate continues regarding the indication of concomitant fusion to prevent delayed instability. In this study, we report a retrospective review of 40 patients treated for lumbar SCs with microsurgical technique, and analyse the related literature in order to better understand and manage this pathology.

Keywords: Ganglion cyst; Juxtafacet synovial cyst; Lumbar synovial cyst; Spinal instability; Spondylolisthesis

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