Imaging of spinal intradural arachnoid cysts: MRI, myelography and CT

R. Silbergleit, James A Brunberg, S. C. Patel, B. A. Mehta, S. R. Aravapalli

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Imaging studies in eight patients with surgically-confirmed spinal arachnoid cysts were analyzed retrospectively. All patients had preoperative MRI of the spine and seven preoperative myelography with postmyelographic CT. In all cases the correct diagnosis could be made preoperatively on the basis solely of MRI. The diagnosis could also be established from myelography and postmyelographic CT in six of the seven cases. In one case myelography and CT simply demonstrated an intradural extramedullary mass.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)664-668
Number of pages5
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1998


  • Cyst, arachnoid
  • Spinal cord compression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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