[Paraparesis of lower limbs caused by apophyseal joint cyst].

  title={[Paraparesis of lower limbs caused by apophyseal joint cyst].},
  author={L Irani and Pascal Hilliquin and Michel Renoux and Bertrand Devaux and Charles Jo{\"e}l Menkes},
  journal={Revue du rhumatisme},
  volume={60 6},
A case of paraparesis due to an apophyseal joint cyst is reported. Full recovery occurred following surgical removal of the cyst. A review of the literature found approximately 60 cases of nerve root pain due to a synovial apophyseal joint cyst. Only very few patients had neurological loss. Facet joint cysts must be differentiated from spinal tumors… CONTINUE READING