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2019 Oct

Eur Spine J



Symptomatic Tarlov cysts are often overlooked: ten reasons why-a narrative review.


Hulens M, Rasschaert R, Bruyninckx F, Dankaerts W, Stalmans I, De Mulder P, Vansant G
Eur Spine J. 2019 Oct; 28(10):2237-2248.
PMID: 31079249.


Tarlov cysts (TCs) are dilations of nerve roots arising from pathologically increased hydrostatic pressure (HP) in the spinal canal. There is much controversy regarding whether these cysts are a rare source of pain or often produce symptoms. The aim of this review was to identify the reasons that symptomatic TCs (STCs) are easily overlooked.