CNS tumor
CNS cysts
Meningeal cyst

Author: Eman Abdelzaher, M.D., Ph.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 23 August 2017, last major update February 2012

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Definition / general
  • Also called diverticulum
  • Usually spinal
Radiology images

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Various images (figures 1A - 4C)

Dorsally located extradural meningeal cyst

Case reports
Clinical images

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Extradural meningeal cyst

Emptied extradural meningeal cyst resected

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Lined by fibrous tissue resembling dura, with or without arachnoid inner membrane
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Fibrocollagenous layer without arachnoid