Sacral perineural cysts

Imaging and treatment options

J. Landers, Kevin Seex*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Perineural cysts are an uncommon radiological finding and a rare cause of radicular leg pain. We report the clinical findings, imaging and operative appearances of a patient who presented with radicular leg and perineal pain, which was found to be associated with multiple sacral perineural cysts. The diagnostic and treatment options are explored. In particular, the use of percutaneous fine-needle cyst drainage as a guide to the value of surgery is discussed. Postoperative complications, such as pseudomeningocoele can occur, but may be effectively treated with lumbar drainage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)182-185
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Neurosurgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Percutaneous drainage
  • Perineural cysts
  • Pseudomeningocoele
  • Tarlov

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