Radiculopathy caused by discal cyst.
Korean J Pain. 2014 Jan;27(1):86-9
Authors: Kim SY
Discal cyst is an intraspinal cyst with a distinct communication with the corresponding intervertebral disc. It is a rare condition and could present with radiculopathy similar to that caused by lumbar disc herniation. We present a patient with a large discal cyst in the ventrolateral epidural space of the 5(th) lumbar vertebral (L5) level that communicated with the adjacent 4(th) lumbar and 5(th) lumbar intervertebral disc, causing L5 radiculopathy. We alleviated the radiating pain with selective transforaminal epidural blocks.
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