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Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2007 Sep;65(3B):838-40.

Synovial cyst of the thoracic spine: case report.

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  • 1Hospital Universitario, Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Rua Reginaldo Passos Pina 261, 49040-720 Aracaju, SE, Brazil. helio@infonet.com.br


Spinal cord compressing syndrome due to synovial cyst (SC) of the thoracic spine is a rare clinic condition. We report a case of SC located in the thoracic spine causing spastic paraparesis in a 14 year-old female patient. The SC was removed thoroughly by laminectomy. The patient had an excellent recovery. The etiological and therapeutic aspects are discussed.

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