Synovial cyst of a cervical facet joint: case report.


Intraspinal synovial cysts are rare. Those reported have occurred in the lumbar region. We report a case of an extradural true synovial cyst of the cervical spine causing spastic paraparesis. The cyst occurred after a cervical spine fracture and, hence, was probably related to trauma. Surgical therapy resulted in a satisfactory recovery.


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@article{Cartwright1985SynovialCO, title={Synovial cyst of a cervical facet joint: case report.}, author={Michael J Cartwright and D G Nehls and Carlos A. Carrion and Robert F . Spetzler}, journal={Neurosurgery}, year={1985}, volume={16 6}, pages={850-2} }