Korean J Pain.  2014 Jan;27(1):86-89. 10.3344/kjp.2014.27.1.86.

Radiculopathy Caused by Discal Cyst

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  • 1Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea. mandell@dsmc.or.kr

Abstract

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 5th lumbar vertebral (L5) level that communicated with the adjacent 4th lumbar and 5th lumbar intervertebral disc, causing L5 radiculopathy. We alleviated the radiating pain with selective transforaminal epidural blocks.

Keyword

epidural; injections; intervertebral disc displacement; radiculopathy; spine
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