CNS tumor
CNS cysts
Nerve root (Tarlov) cyst



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PubMed Search: Nerve root (Tarlov) cyst


Eman Abdelzaher, M.D., Ph.D.
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Cite this page: Abdelzaher E. Nerve root (Tarlov) cyst. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/cnstumornerverootcyst.html. Accessed May 26th, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Leptomeningeal diverticula or duplications around nerve roots of lower spinal cord
  • Usually incidental radiologic or surgical finding
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Arachnoidal membrane, nerve fibers
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