Hemorrhage into a juxtafacet cyst is rare and cyst rupture with hemorrhagic extension into the epidural space is even less commonly seen. We describe the case of a patient with a hemorrhagic synovial cyst with rupture associated to abundant bleeding in the epidural space. A 61-year-old man had a 5-month history of worsening low back pain radiating into the right leg with associated weakness and numbness. A magnetic resonance imaging scan showed the presence of a mild anterior spondylolisthesis of L5 on S1 with increased synovial fluid into both facet joints. A suspected synovial cyst of the right facet joint at level L5–S1, with signal characteristics consistent with hemorrhage was seen. Caudally, epidural blood was evident from S1 to S2 that involved spinal canal and right S1 and S2 foramens. These findings were confirmed at surgery.

Epidural bleeding secondary to a synovial cyst rupture. a case report and review of literature / Romano, A.; Butera, G.; Moltoni, G.; Acqui, M.; Miscusi, M.; Rossi-Espagnet, M. C.; Trasimeni, G.; Raco, A.; Bozzao, A.. - In: BRITISH JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY. - ISSN 0268-8697. - (2020), pp. 1-3. [10.1080/02688697.2020.1849547]

Epidural bleeding secondary to a synovial cyst rupture. a case report and review of literature

Romano A.;Butera G.;Moltoni G.
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Acqui M.;Miscusi M.;Rossi-Espagnet M. C.;Trasimeni G.;Raco A.;Bozzao A.
2020

Abstract

Hemorrhage into a juxtafacet cyst is rare and cyst rupture with hemorrhagic extension into the epidural space is even less commonly seen. We describe the case of a patient with a hemorrhagic synovial cyst with rupture associated to abundant bleeding in the epidural space. A 61-year-old man had a 5-month history of worsening low back pain radiating into the right leg with associated weakness and numbness. A magnetic resonance imaging scan showed the presence of a mild anterior spondylolisthesis of L5 on S1 with increased synovial fluid into both facet joints. A suspected synovial cyst of the right facet joint at level L5–S1, with signal characteristics consistent with hemorrhage was seen. Caudally, epidural blood was evident from S1 to S2 that involved spinal canal and right S1 and S2 foramens. These findings were confirmed at surgery.
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