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Abstract

Cervical synovial cysts (SC), however uncommon, can cause radiculopathy and myelopathy. In this study, we report a case of a cervical synovial cyst presented as myelopathy. A 48-year-old man presented with gait disturbance decreased touch senses and increased sensitivity to pain below the C5 level. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a 0.3-mm, bilateral mirror-like small cystic lesion in the spinal canal with cord compression at the C5-6 level. We performed a bilateral expansive laminoplasty of C5 using a posterior approach and completely removed the cystic mass. Histological examination of the resected mass revealed fibrous tissue fragments with amorphous materials and granulation tissue compatible with a synovial cyst. The patient’s symptoms resolved within 3 months after surgery.


Although cervical SC is often associated with degenerative facet joints, clinicians must be aware that SC may lead to neurological deficits.

Keywords

Cervical spine, Degenerative, Synovial cyst, Myelopathy

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Yudoyono, F., Herminawaty, D., Hendra, Pratiwi, D., & Ramdhani, N. T. (2019). Bilateral mirror-like image of cervical synovial cyst in adults. Neurologico Spinale Medico Chirurgico, 2(2), 30-32. https://doi.org/10.36444/nsmc.v2i2.8

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