Spontaneous regression of symptomatic lumbar synovial cysts. Report of three cases.

John K. Houten, Scott P. Sanderson, Paul R. Cooper

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Abstract

Synovial cysts emanating from the lumbar facet joints may compromise the spinal canal and produce symptoms of radiculopathy or stenosis. Good results have been reported after excision of the symptomatic lesions. There are limited data, however, on the natural history involving nonoperative management and little information to suggest that these lesions ever regress spontaneously. The authors report on three patients in whom symptomatic lumbar synovial cysts spontaneously resolved and review the relevant literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)235-238
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of neurosurgery
Volume99
Issue number2 Suppl
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2003

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  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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Houten, J. K., Sanderson, S. P., & Cooper, P. R. (2003). Spontaneous regression of symptomatic lumbar synovial cysts. Report of three cases. Journal of neurosurgery, 99(2 Suppl), 235-238.