Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 7, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Multiple Tarlov Cysts in Spinal Canal: A Case Report

Zhan Z and Meng B*

Department of Orthopedics, The First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, China

*Correspondance to: Bin Meng 

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Tarlov Cysts (TCs) are perineural cysts between the perineurium and endoneurium, arising near the dorsal root ganglion. They can occur anywhere in the spine but most frequently around the sacral nerve roots. Most TCs lack obvious clinical symptoms and usually present as incidental finding, but about 20% of TCs are symptomatic. The symptoms of TCs include low back pain, radiculopathy, leg weakness, and paresthesia in the lower limb. TCs are usually single or sporadic and are rare in large clusters. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) can clearly reflect the number, size and shape of cysts, which is the first choice for the diagnosis of this disease. We present a 61-year-old female who presented with mild lumbosacral pain, but sometimes accompanied by numbness in the posterior thighs on both sides. MRI images suggested that the patient had multiple cystic lesions on both sides of the spinal canal, which was considered as TCs.


Zhan Z, Meng B. Multiple Tarlov Cysts in Spinal Canal: A Case Report. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2022; 7: 2366..

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