CNS tumor
Meningeal cyst

Topic Completed: 1 February 2012

Revised: 31 December 2018, last major update February 2012

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PubMed Search: "Meningeal cyst"

Eman Abdelzaher, M.D., Ph.D.
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Definition / general
  • Also called diverticulum
  • Usually spinal
Radiology images

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Dorsally located extradural meningeal cyst

Case reports
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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
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Fibrocollagenous layer without arachnoid

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