MR imaging of thoracic extradural arachnoid cysts.


Journal Article

Two extradural arachnoid cysts of the thoracic spine were studied with magnetic resonance imaging, myelography, and CT. Magnetic resonance imaging correctly characterized the extradural location of the cysts as well as the cyst contents as CSF, thus establishing the diagnosis. Magnetic resonance is helpful in the assessment of the extent of cord atrophy and myelomalacia and may be of predictive value in the postoperative prognosis.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gray, L; Djang, WT; Friedman, AH

Published Date

  • July 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 646 - 648

PubMed ID

  • 3392270

Pubmed Central ID

  • 3392270

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0363-8715

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00004728-198807000-00023


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States