Dorsal arachnoid web with spinal cord compression: variant of an arachnoid cyst? Report of two cases.

@article{Paramore2000DorsalAW,
  title={Dorsal arachnoid web with spinal cord compression: variant of an arachnoid cyst? Report of two cases.},
  author={Chris Paramore},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2000},
  volume={93 2 Suppl},
  pages={287-90}
}
Spinal arachnoid cysts are diverticula of the subarachnoid space that may compress the spinal cord; these lesions are most commonly found in the thoracic spine. Two patients who presented with thoracic myelopathy were noted on magnetic resonance imaging to have focal indentation of the dorsal thoracic cord, with syringomyelia inferior to the site of compression. Both patients were found at operation to have discrete arachnoid "webs" tenaciously attached to the dura mater and pia mater. These… CONTINUE READING