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Synovial cyst of the spine

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

Revised: 23 August 2017, last major update February 2012

Copyright: (c) 2002-2017,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Synovial cyst of the spine [title]

Cite this page: Abdelzaher, E. Synovial cyst of the spine. website. Accessed September 25th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Extradural, commonly lumbar, spinal cysts
  • Associated with degenerative joint disease
Clinical images

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Lumbar synovial cyst

Gross description
  • Fibrous wall, mucoid fluid
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Lined by fibrous tissue with or without synovial lining