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Cystic lesions

Meningocele - cystic

Reviewer: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 23 February 2013, last major update December 2012
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● Posterior mediastinum cysts in infants or children which communicate with meninges, usually through a defect in vertebral bodies
● Contain clear/amber cerebrospinal fluid
● Usually incidental finding identified prior to surgery

Micro description

● Thick fibrous wall, lined by flattened arachnoid cells
● Variable neural tissue, calcification

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